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*A couple tidbits. DO NOT hold on to your Halloween tickets! Get them fully refunded by ticketmaster. We are planning a Ipecac extravaganza for spring 2003 but will not honor the old tickets because we don't want the Roxy to get ANY of this money. As soon as we get details of a makeup date we will let you know.
*We are wrestling with scheduling issues for lining up the bands for New Years but should have it resolved SOON! Stay tuned. We have Dec 30 & 31 on hold at the Great American Music Hall in SF.
*If you are not happy that we are censoring the message board to get rid of idiotic posts our best suggestion would be.....LEAVE! We love the support we get from our diehard fans but trust us when we say we don't need support from morons. (by the way Andy is not doing the censoring)
* A quick peek at 2003? Young Gods; Kaada; Melvins; Queens of the Stone Age; Pink Anvil; Melvins; Tomahawk; Kid 606; Melvins; Yoshimi & Yuka Honda; Fantômas; Patton vs. the X-ecutioners; Curse of the Golden Vampire and more!!!!!
RIP Jam Master Jay
Vice City & the NBA ........... whew! We needed it!
Vent your frustration!!!! Who is going to be in New York on Halloween? We were thinking of organising a protest outside the Roxy at 7:30 pm on Thursday. Anyone interested in participating?
We just wanted to update everyone. We have not been able to secure an adequate replacement venue on such short notice. We looked for the day before and day after Halloween. We found a couple smaller venues, but for obvious reasons we can't punish people that get there late. We found a couple venues that don't normally do musical events but ran into outrageous insurance and security problems. We have been offered some great venues in other cities around the US but obviously we can't ask people to travel to other cities on such short notice. It seems that some of you don't beleive that we tried to make this work. If you only knew! NYC is not an easy place to put on a show, trust us.
Many have asked about the original venue switch from Irving to the Roxy. This was a no brainer. We received hundreds of disappointed e-mails after the Irving show sold out so fast. The promoter informed us that the Roxy was available and could accomodate another 800 people. As a way to do a favor to more of our supporters we agreed to do this, even though the bands preferred the smaller room. Little did we know.
We DID contract with the Roxy. Later another act also contracted with a different booker at the Roxy for the same night. They chose the other act because it is not part of the CMJ festival, thus the club stands to make more $ off that show. We offered to share the night with the other act. Needless to say we are fighting the Roxy with tooth and nail over this breach of contract. It does you the fan no good to hear this, but crap like this should not and will not happen without recourse.
This a HUGE inconvenience to you, the bands and us. We are angered beyond belief. We know that many of you lost a lot of money so did we. We have been advised that mosts hotels will allow you to cancel and most airlines will let you use your ticket another time. Ticketmaster is refundfing tickets although we have not gotten a straight answer about surcharges.
We are looking into organising a protest at the Roxy to help bring attention to this injustice. The whole incident sickens us, but will not stop us. We are looking into ways to make it up to our fans although none of the ideas seem to help everyone involved. We WILL stage a HUGE NYC party at some time in the future, that is for sure.
THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
Just to address some of trhe more popular responses we have received regarding the Halloween fiasco: we have in fact searched for another venue in NYC. A few problems
1) it is halloween(a popular NYC holiday)
2) it is the CMJ music convention(thousands of bands have booked all the venues
3) we need a place that can fit 2400 people with tix but is affordable to rent
It is simply not going to happen and there is no one more upset than we are. We are trying to find a way for you to reach the Roxy to voice your displeasure and let them know how much $ you have lost. Stay tuned.
We certainly understand the anger that many of you are feeling, however making death threats or racist or homophobic comments about Carl Cox or us is not going to help anything.
!@#*!!* We are VERY sorry (and angry) to announce that the Halloween show has been CANCELLED!!!!!!!
We have experienced a lot of unpleasant things in the music industry but nothing as ridiculous as this. We sincerely apologize to all the people who are screwed over by this news.
Here is what happened. It seems that the venue that was hosting our party, the Roxy, somehow booked 2 shows for the same night. Our show and DJ Carl Cox. For reasons not entirely known to us they have decided to honor Carl Cox's contract and not ours. It was proposed that we move our show earlier and let Carl Cox play later but Carl Cox was not interested in this proposition. Our promoter, Clear Channel was screwed by the Roxy as were we.
Needless to say we are miserable. Merchandise was made for this show, flights were booked, hotels booked, tours routed around this show.
We have been advised to let you know that you must go to the point of purchase for your tickets to get a full refund. If it was done over the Internet please e-mail the place you purchased them as soon as possible.
We are looking into potential legal action but of course that does not help any of us right now.
Once again. We are very sorry!!! Please don't hold this against our label. We value all of our supporters. We are all victims of this idiocy.
best, Mike & Greg
PS Tomahawk will NOT be playing on the 30th at the roxy either.
We don't make a habit of promoting other people's releases but there is an exception from time to time. On Tuesday October 8th RISE ABOVE is released. This record is 24 tracks of bands covering Black Flag classics that Henry Rollins put together to raise money for the West Memphis Three. I'm telling you, this record ROCKS! Even if you are politically inactive, this is a must have. In addition to the involvement of Mike Patton it also includes tracks by Dean Ween, Hank Williams III, Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Lemmy(Motorhead) and even a Rollins remake of "TV Party". Cover records don't always work, but check this one out! Hats of to Henry and Heidi for making a great record for a great cause. For more info on the West Memphis Three and their tragic case go to: www.wm3.org