Monday, 1 November 2010
Women Punch up on Stage and Cancel Tour
Canadian indie Boop favourites Women may well have played their last gig as a band. On Friday 29th of October they were due to play a gig at British Columbia's Lucky Bar before punches were thrown in the soundcheck between guitarist/vocalist Patrick Flegel and bassist Matthew and the fight was broken up. During this time lead guitarist Chris Reimer also announced that this would be their final show as a band.
Here is a full statement from their manager Ian Russell.
"With a heavy heart, we regret to say that the band Women is exhausted and are in need of a break from touring. They have experienced a lot of stress recently, and this culminated in a disastrous public conflict on Friday. Band members have been suffering from poor health, and are in near-exhaustion; as of today, all upcoming shows have been cancelled.
We feel that it's necessary to emphasize that this is a very difficult time for the band, and is not a trivial decision for a group that has spent as much time touring as they have. The band is a close-knit group of friends that have known each other since elementary school, and the personal health of these individuals forces this decision.
The band would appreciate some privacy as they sort things out and recover."
Here is a list of all of the upcoming cancelled shows
11-06 Edmonton, Alberta - The Pawn Shop
11-13 Karlsruhe, Germany - Carambolage
11-14 Lausanne, Sweden - Le Romandie
11-15 Ravenna, Italy - Bronson
11-16 Firenze, Italy - Ex Teatro Fiorentino
11-17 Rome, Italy - Init
11-18 Genova, Rome - Le Claque
11-19 Celje, Slovenia - Kino Metropol
11-20 Prague, Czech Republic - Matrix
11-21 Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
11-23 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
11-24 Malmo, Sweden - Garage
11-25 Malmo, Sweden - Debaser
11-26 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
11-27 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
11-28 Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who
11-29 Lille, France - Le Malterie
11-30 Paris, France - L'Ephemere
12-01 Barcelona, Spain - Razmataz
12-02 Madrid, Spain - Moby Dick
12-03 Santander, Spain - CUVA Festival
12-04 Bordeaux, France - Le Saint
12-05 Lyon, France - Ground Zero
12-06 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
12-07 London, England - XOYO