Until 7pm on Monday 5th April the series of gigs in London, Manchester, and Bristol were listed as: "Komakino, with support from Thee Dust Rackets", but singer Sam Herlihy has posted the following affirmation on the band's messageboard:
After many days, weeks, months of strife and feverish building on a RECORD! worthy of their good name thee hopeofthestates shall be performing songs and pictures on the following dates:
THURSDAY 15TH APRIL-LONDON CAMDEN BARFLY
FRIDAY 16TH APRIL-MANCHESTER NIGHT AND DAY
SATURDAY 17TH APRIL-BRISTOL LOUISIANA
On all advertisements for the above shows thee hopeofthestates are billed as "The Dust Rackets", as support to our dear, dear friends the brave and sweet perfection of Komakino.
Thee hopeofthestates shall be headlining on each night however.
We hope and pray to see many of our kindly and most patient supporters on these late nights and shall endevour to stage a return of magnificent design and grandly swelling hearts for yis all.
Finally, run with yr coins all speedy dear friends! There be not many golden tickets around ah hear....
Prior to these gigs the only HOTS performance was another unannounced gig at Filthy McNasties in Islington in which Sam and violinist Mike played acoustic versions of songs from the band's as-yet-untitled forthcoming album to a full house of sweaty HOTS fanatics.
New single 'The Red, The White, The Black, The Blue' is expected from the HOTS camp shortly.