Further 2012 RFTT dates have been confirmed. Go to http://www.ubuprojex.net/calendar.html for full details.
5 Oct 2012:
Rochester, NY Lovin’ Cup Brews & Bistro
6 Oct 2012:
Buffalo, NY The Mohawk Place
7 Oct 2012:
Hamilton, Ont This Ain’t Hollywood
12 Oct 2012:
Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom
13 Oct 2012:
Athens, OH The Union
See you there!
Rocket From The Tombs plays the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland on Friday October 12. Other regional shows are anticipated. See Calendar Page for details ubuprojex.net/calendar.html,
Likely shows in Hamilton and Rochester. Stay tuned.
All band members have returned home from the European tour, pleased that the band performed brilliantly and the tour dates that were played were received so enthusiastically. All are agreed that it was a pleasure playing with Mudhoney in Munich, who are themselves all big fans of RFTT. The band apologise to all fans who had tickets for the dates that were forced to be cancelled. There are ongoing discussions to reschedule these dates.
RFTT hope to do some recording over the Summer and are hoping to put some US dates together for the Fall.
David is close to being fully recovered and he thanks all of the promoters and production staff for being so accommodating during his illness and he especially thanks the band for their loyalty, perseverance and patience through the chaos.
After the unavoidable cancellation of some of the earlier dates on the tour (see announcement below), Rocket From The Tombs will be landing in Paris, Friday 18th, for their gig at the Centre Pompidou. See HERE for tickets.
The tour will then follow as planned until 24th May, Munich.
|Sat, May 19
||Lyon, Hotel Dieu
Rue Bellecordière, 69002 Lyon
Nuits Sonores Festival
|Sun, May 20
||Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (F), Centre Culturel André Malraux
rue de Parme, 54504 Vandoeuvre les Nancy
Musque Action Festival
|Tue, May 22
||Zurich, El Lokal
|Wed, May 23
|Thu, May 24
Rocket From The Tombs European Tour begins May 9 in Antwerp, then on thru Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and Croatia. See http://www.ubuprojex.net/calendar.html
More dates have been added to the May European Tour. Of special note is the concert at Centre Pompidou in Paris on May 18. The list of currently confirmed dates is Antwerp May 9, Tilburg May 10, Groningen May 11, Duisburg May 12, Copenhagen May 13, Berlin May 14, Hamburg May 15, Cologne May 17, Paris May 18, Lyon May 19, Vandoeuvre-les Nancy May 20, Zurich May 22, Stuttgart May 23, Munich (with Mudhoney May 24, and Zagreb May 26.
See the Ubu Projex Calendar Page for details.
Two more shows for the May tour of Europe by RFTT have been confirmed, both festivals: Lyon on May 19 and Nancy on May 20. The Ubu Projex calendar page, http://www.ubuprojex.net/calendar.html has details of all confirmed dates.
The February release on www.hearpen.com is the 1974 debut of the classic version of RFTT (actually v.3.1) at Special Extermination Music Night at the Viking Saloon. The event was the first and last time all three of the legendary Cle Underground bands,RFTT, The Electric Eels and Mirrors, appeared together.
Three previously unheard songs appear in the RFTT set, including the long lost Peter Laughner song, Gasoline.
RFTT this night played as a four-piece: Thomas, Laughner, Cheetah and Madansky. Craig Bell, who had been with the band for a month or so, was forbidden to play in the band by his other band, Mirrors. It is the first performance of So Cold, Down In Flames, Ain’t It Fun, and Never Gonna Kill Myself Again.
John Morton designed the cover art for the release based on his original poster.
A PDF of liner notes is included in the download.
Tour dates in May are beginning to be confirmed. See http://www.ubuprojex.net/calendar.html for details.
Richard’s name is conspicuously absent from official news about recent changes in RFTT. That’s because officially there is nothing to report. The other members of the band, to a man, determined in August / September of 2011 that RFTT would have to undertake the first Barfly tour without him and that his status in the band would, therefore, remain undecided for an unspecified period of time. That remains the official position and no further band discussions have taken place. Should anything be read into this? No. The only people who know the facts of the matter are: David Thomas, Cheetah Chrome, Craig Bell, Steve Mehlman, and Richard Lloyd. Everything else is speculation and yak. Thomas, Chrome, Bell and Mehlman are not talking. What goes on inside of bands is nobody’s business. For any insider to talk to an outsider invites corruption of the truth through personal agenda. We are not publicly elected officials. We don’t owe an outsider anything in terms of accountability. We are not responsible individuals. We are musicians in a band who know things about each other that no one should be privy to. Should anything be read into that? No. It’s the facts and that’s all an outsider is entitled to.