Well, Hits and Pits are kind of making all my teenage dreams come true lately. Just weeks after the conclusion of their last festival, they’ve secured more of your (old) favourite bands for another festival to take place this May. Strung Out, Face To Face, The Casualties, Ten Foot Pole, Death By Stereo, Big D and The Kids Table, Masked Intruder, Heartsounds (and more to be announced) will all play at The Hi-Fi (downgrade from the Palace – surely this will sell out in about a week?) on Saturday May 17. Tickets are available now through hitsandpitsfest.bigcartel.com.
Can’t help but feel promoter Heathen Skulls must have had a bit of a nightmare week last week. Eyehategod’s tour faced some rather nightmarish hurdles when the band was left stranded at the airport. The band no doubt found some free Wi-Fi and posted “Due to poor planning by the Australian booking agent, Eyehategod are sorry to say our Australian tour is now cancelled. We were left at the airport without our flights booked and then we were expected to pay for them out of pocket an hour before boarding time. We were literally left standing with passports in hand but no way to travel….Please understand this is not our fault. Eyehategod loves Australia and we’re super excited to come back over”. Heathen Skulls responded saying they were “doing everything in our power to resolve the issue”. They later posted full explanation “with various complications relating to their flights, and not enough time left at check in to rectify the situation, the band wasn’t able to board their flight to Australia.” Refunds are available at point of purchase.
Anberlin have announced that they’ll part ways at the end of this year. “You know that the time has come, you’ve gotta go with it”. They’re planning to release one final record and chuck one final lap of the globe this year before pulling the plug. Clever way to go out, boys. Well played.
The Soundwave sideshows are coming! Brace yo’ wallets! Rob Zombie and Korn will play The Palace on Wednesday February 26. Alter Bridge and Living Colour will play The Forum on Wednesday February 26. Stone Temple Pilots will play The Palais on Wednesday February 26. Placebo will play The Palais on Thursday February 27. Go forth. Blow your rent moneys.