Unfortunate news has come in from Brisbane four-piece Violent Soho, with the announcement that the indie set have had to pull out of the first three gigs of their current tour with Jebediah due to illness within the group.
The band were due to have their first date supporting Jebediah, who are promoting their album Kosciuszko, last night (Thursday May 5) in Richmond, Melbourne and were supposed to play again tonight. They will also not be appearing in Geelong on Saturday. They were due to play nine dates on the tour in total, until the following message appeared on the group’s Myspace:
“It’s with huge disappointment that we have to cancel our performances scheduled for Melbourne and Geelong this weekend. Due to some heavy illness in the band, it’s just impossible for us to make these performances happen. We would like to extend our deepest apologies to those who were intending to come to either of these 3 shows. We hate to disappoint or inconvenience anybody, however this is just unavoidable for us. It’s always the worst feeling to have to cancel a show. As a band we are really bummed that this has happened.
“Jebediah are still playing of course, so get on down to the show and see one of Australia’s true legends of the 90s in action.
“This is not going to effect any other shows we have coming up. We are definitely going ahead with the remainder of the tour dates as planned. You can get a listing of shows we currently have coming up on our profile page. We promise to be back to Melbourne and Geelong as soon as we can, with aim to do some all ages dates as well. Till then…. 4122”
Violent Soho are still touring on the back of their second album, 2010’s eponymous effort released on Ecstatic Peace, the label owned by Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore. The band formed in 2004 and released their first album, We Don’t Belong Here, in 2008.
The next chance to see the the guitar-heavy bunch play will be at the Beach Road Hotel in Sydney on Wednesday, May 25.