With a very heavy heart it looks as though there are some gigs I’m not going to be able to play this month and I wanted to explain why.
A few of the dates we booked were in quite big venues, and in places I’ve not played in much before. We were aiming high and looking forward to growing into them this year.
And it has been an awesome year. There’s an album in the shops, new EPs released, songs on the radio and all sorts. But I’ve not managed to play as many smaller dates around the country as I’d have liked so far, and without that kind of promotion some venues start to look a little big for us.
After all it takes a lot of hard yards to get 350 people into a room in Leeds. You have to build up and earn it. I’ve got some more work to do before I deserve that gig. Note to self – it’s better to book a venue that’s too small than too big. Let’s smash a 100-capacity first ey?
So sadly the following dates are being rescheduled for smaller venues, or consolidated into other gigs. For everyone who bought tickets for them please accept my apologies. I really am very sorry.
May 3rd – Newcastle – The Cluny 2
May 9th – Nottingham – Glee Club
May 10th – London – Dingwalls
May 12th – Bury – Met
May 13th – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
May 20th – Liverpool – Eric’s
I hope there is another date you can make in the meantime. The list of current gigs is here.
If you had bought a ticket, I promise you’ll get your ticket fee refunded, although you might lose your booking fee. This is one of the worst bits and I feel awful about that especially. We’re already busy rearranging these dates for alternative venues, and I’ll pass them on as soon as I get them.
There’s so much to look forward to though. We’ve never sounded better as a band, and the new songs are so exciting to play. The house concert competition is still going, and anyone who bought tickets in order to enter will still be part of it. We’ve got the rest of the tour still to play, rearranged dates, new dates, house concerts and festivals, and the exciting prospect of starting work on a new album. Bring it on!
I’m pretty determined to get back in these venues. But they’re so good that I don’t want to play them until they’re full. Not passable or half-empty but full. So let’s get to work!
Thank you for allowing me to do what I love, even if I screw it up once in a while.
Here are our existing dates – I can’t wait to rock them.
|2nd May 2012||Deaf Institute||Manchester||Buy Ticket and Enter Now|
|5th May 2012||O2 Academy (duo supp. Newton Faulkner)||Bristol||TICKETS ONLY|
|11th May 2012||Oxford Hub (solo)||Oxford||TICKETS TBC|
|17th May 2012||Bootleggers||Kendal||TICKETS FROM THE VENUE|
|18th May 2012||Fibbers||York||Buy Ticket and Enter Now|
|19th May 2012||Plug||Sheffield||Buy Ticket and Enter Now|
|22nd May 2012||Bucks New Uni Student Union||High Wycombe||Buy Ticket and Enter Now|
|24th May 2012||The Full Moon||Cardiff||FREE|
|26th May 2012||Phoenix||Exeter||Buy Ticket and Enter Now|
|27th May 2012||Louisiana||Bristol||Buy Ticket and Enter Now|