Death From Above 1979 Cancel Tour After AWOLNATION Drops Out To Tour With Prophets of Rage
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:49:25
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Death From Above 1979 have canceled the remainder of their U.S. tour dates after supporting band AWOLNATION pulled out to tour with newly formed Rage Against The Machine/Public Enemy supergroup Prophets of Rage instead. The Canadian-based noise rock duo had 16 dates left on their tour, which was due to come to a close in Tennessee on July 21. Last week when the band learned they had lost their supporting band, they issued a statement citing the financial infeasibility of continuing the tour without a supporting band, and that they'd had no other option but to cancel the remainder of the summer tour.
Here's what Death From Above 1979 wrote in a Facebook statement: "Late last week, we learned that many of the dates we were scheduled to play with Awolnation were cancelled. We had nothing to do with that decision, but in turn we have decided to not participate in the remaining shows. We scrambled all weekend to try and still make things work, but there simply is no way. As boring and/or square as it is to say, the reality is that the costs of touring are simply too high for us to endeavor on such a short run. We were excited to come play your towns and spend the summer getting weird with you."
But what DFA1979 didn't say seems just as important at this juncture, mainly, that they made no joking mention of the coincidence that the band that jumped ships on them is named AWOLNATION - a red herring for this kind of deserting behavior. The band known for its bombastic noise showed tremendous restraint in this instance.
In all seriousness, Death From Above 1979 have chosen to resume touring in October on a new U.S. tour that'll feature support from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Deep Valley, NME reports. Death From Above 1979's last album, The Physical World, was released back in 2014.
As of yet, AWOLNATION have not commented on their reasons for cancelling the dates with Death From Above 1979.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff