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So no ATP or primavera performance i guess!
ATP sure don't need this :(
Via Gabi Ruiz' twitter[/b]
Exclusiva : Guided By Voices se han separado oficialmente y por lo tanto suspenden todas sus actuaciones futuras incluyendo la del #PS12.
This is pretty terrible news if true. I'd booked Jeff Mangum's ATP to see the Mountain Goats and I'd booked IBYM (and paid for accommodation etc) to see Guided by Voices.
These are the first ATP events I've booked to go to see the first Mogwai ATP. Maybe it's my attendance that's crushing their chances of success!
no fuck. shit.
it was in the headline of the news article and featured in every press release and news item. you should direct your anger at someone other than us as this is the last thing we would have wanted for the event - you know how much I love GBV!
Primavera and IBYM look about a half as tempting without them.
but we are also emailing every sunday ticketholder about it - and GBV cancelling has been a huge newsstory everywhere so the idea that we're trying to hide it or could even try to hide it is wrong. no event organiser would ever focus more on that part of today's announcement than on the big exciting news that will help the event. the fact is we've all been let down by GBV on this one and as we still have an event to sell, so sadly we can't dwell on it.
but i feel your pain and know why you're pissed off.
or have all the people who are like "oh no, sadface" actually got other confirmation other than a drownedinsound messageboard user and a spanish twitter account?
they told us GBV weren't playing and then announced a replacement pretty quick.
It's GBV's fault, not ATPs.
that is the personal twitter account of the primavera festival organisor, so...
but a long way from being official confirmation.
official primavera facebook has confirmed it.
They would have been getting a hell of a lot of money, even just for those two shows, and they have recorded two albums for release next year.
I'd assume it was health related or some major personal shit has gone down somewhere.
Still want confirmation from the band itself before I'm 100% convinced. Still the possibility that something could have been lost in translation from the band - manager - festival chain.
I doubt a festival organiser would announce of its biggest draws are no longer playing without being 100% certain.
Be nice if atp could chime in...
But there is the chance that they may have pulled out of Primavera and the thing about splitting up has been misconstrued due to a lack of communication on the band / management's part.
Doesn't look good though does it.
Things rarely come from GBV themselves. No comment from the usual channels though, but it's maybe a bit early in the US. A few things that have been said just recently make more sense now though. Fingers crossed there's some miscommunication, but certainly it's not looking good for a Primavera appearence at the very least.
There better be a full explanation for this.
according to P4K
Dirty Three, Chavez, Floor, Archers of Loaf, Demdike Stare, Wolves in the Throne Room, Yob, and Siskiyou have also been added to the lineup, in addition to the Afghan Whigs.
on atp site - day ticket holders for sunday can get refund if not happy about replacement. no mention of that for weekend holders
shite about GBV but hey
From ATP's site:
Guided By Voices Cancellation: We're very sad to announce the disappointing news that Guided By Voices will no longer play on the Sunday of the event. The band are breaking up due to personal reasons and have cancelled all 2012 live appearances. The band apologizes for any inconvenience and disappointment, and thanks the fans for their longterm support. Those of you who bought Sunday Day tickets for this event are invited to claim a refund if you no longer want to attend. Please contact your ticket agency before the end of January to do so. Once again we're very sorry to be the bearers of this bad news and sorry to those of you who it has inconvenienced.
may actually go all 3 days now, since Afghan Whigs are much better than GBV.
Well done ATP on sorting out the replacement so quickly.
wish i was i could go to the events for free!
Everyone craps on ATP on this board, but they were let down by GBV, and came up with a more than adeqaute replacement. So well done ATP!
GUIDED BY VOICES HAVE NOT SPLIT UP / ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
In addition to the album release of Let's Go Eat the Factory for January, the band are at work on another album, Class Clown Spots A UFO, which will be released in the EU on Fire Records in May.
Unfortunately Guided By Voices are canceling their appearances at Primavera and ATP/I'll Be Your Mirror, due to personal reasons. The band apologizes for any inconvenience and disappointment, and thanks Primavera, ATP and the fans for their longterm support.
so, what personal reasons would they have not to honour a tour in 6 months time???
Hate each other?
Planning a REALLY big wank for six months time?
Bob Pollard is still scared of flying and/or can't be arsed to do the shows, even with the presumably decent amount of money Prima and ATP must have stumped up. Don't announce European dates if you're not going to do them guys. Still, that's two new albums from the classic line-up next year, which is still good going.
And so upset. IBYM was shaping up to be the best gig I've ever been to. Now, meh. If the scared of flying thing is true then I'm pissed at Bob for announcing the shows in the first place. What did he think, ATP were going to pay for a cross-Atlantic ferry?
So I think if there's enough cash to count that he doesn't notice the takeoff & landing & it's OK, so it's probably something else.