Well, That Happened…
So, a note that we posted was completely blown out of proportion today. We’re here to clarify a few things.
1) No shows on our current tour are up for any type of cancellation at this current juncture, and that was the major reason why we wanted to be clear as to why a band cancels a show and how it impacts both parties: the fans and the band.
2) We never meant to be condescending, and that we even need to defend this is insane. We understand that it’s really easy to think, “oh, just rent gear” or “move it to a different venue.” It’s almost never that easy, particularly with a production tour, and we could go to great lengths to explain this, but it’s not worth it. Just know, we tried and it didn’t work out. That’s that. And, most of all, we’re sorry.
3) We apologize for being defensive, but we felt like we were being attacked when we were being very open and honest. Calling us “whiners” or anything of that nature is completely up to you, that’s your face-value opinion, but we try pretty damn hard to make this work. Why else would we go on tour? We love playing shows and we love them more when we’re playing for our real fans
4) The reasons for the cancellations do not seem to apply to any of the upcoming shows. So, please, do not think that this will become a pattern. This is the LAST TOUR we’re doing for awhile, and we want to see everyone there. To us, it was unfair that we were disrespected by certain media outlets. Regardless of peanut-gallery commenters — we could really give a shit about those types — we expect respectful reporting when we have to take a blow like a cancellation. Unfortunately, we cannot rely on that kind of respect because people are looking to create more drama than necessary, I.E. outlets that are going out of business. All we did was give them more attention, which is a shame.
Finally, we were only trying to explain that WE UNDERSTAND why people didn’t get how “a little rain” could damage a show. We UNDERSTAND that there are so many things that bands and fans do not talk about in regards to prepping, booking, and putting on shows. We never blamed our fans for any of that, even if they said hurtful or disrespectful things to us. We get it. We’ve been in your position before. The point we made, perhaps in the heat of the moment, was simply to say that we get that it’s hard to understand sometimes, but trust that this all comes from a real place. This is our livelihood, and we are blessed to be able to do this for a living. We maintain this openness because it is BECAUSE of you that we do. So, while other bands just move on, we try to remain engaged, possibly for better or worse…
So, yes, the show MUST and WILL go on.
We will see you all soon and we apologize for anyone who took the letter the wrong way. We were frustrated. Our fans were frustrated. It happens.
Moving on, we hope to highlight all the amazingly fun and awesome things that are happening. Maybe more so, we want to let the stupid media outlets that exacerbate these issues roll off to the side because, at the end of the day, it’s us and our fans. We thank you so much for sticking with us and understanding. And pretty much the 98% of media outlets that did accurately report on a very innocent blog post, THANK YOU for just reporting it as it was. It was an emotional reaction and we never thought it’d become what it would.
And most of all, thank you to our fans for sticking by us.