Against Me! Forced to Drop Off North American Tour With Bad Religion
Punk rock legends Bad Religion are scheduled to begin touring North America on March 8 to promote their 2013 album, 'True North,' and to entertain fans with over three decades worth of quality tunes. Against Me! and Polar Bear Club were set in place to open for Bad Religion, but unfortunately, Against Me! have announced that they must cancel their upcoming appearances.
Against Me! have earned their spot as one of modern punk rock's most celebrated acts. Since forming in 1997, the Florida band have unleashed five studio albums, three EPs and a live album recorded in London. The band also gained attention due to frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, formerly known as Tom Gabel, choosing to live her life as a woman as of May 2012. Grace's transformation is hinted to act as an important part of Against Me!'s upcoming 2013 album, 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues.'
Against Me! broke the bad news of their concert cancellations via their official Facebook page:
BAD RELIGION TOUR CANCELLATION
Unfortunately we have to cancel all of our appearances scheduled for the upcoming tour with Bad Religion and Polar Bear Club.
Canceling a tour is definitely not a decision we would make lightly. At this moment, due to our current uncertainty over who is going to be playing drums with us, we feel like we are lacking the ability to put on the show our fans deserve and we think that the best thing for us to do right now is take some time to regroup and finish a record.
Our most sincere apologies to Bad Religion, Polar Club and all of the agents and promoters involved with the tour but most importantly to the fans who were coming out to see us.
If anyone who bought tickets doesn't want to go to the show now or walks away from the show feeling disappointed we'll definitely do our best to accommodate some spots on our guest list next time we pass through your town, which hopefully won't be too long from now.
Sincere apologies. - Against Me!
Check out Bad Religion's full list of 2013 North American tour dates below and stay tuned to find out who will replace Against Me! on the road.
Bad Religion 2013 North American Tour Dates:
03/08 – Costa Mesa, Calif. @ OC Fair & Event Center, Musink Tattoo & Music Festival
03/09 – San Diego, Calif. @ SOMA San Diego
03/12 – San Antonio, Texas @ Backstage Live San Antonio
03/13 – Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues
03/14 – Dallas, Texas @ House Of Blues
03/16 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Ritz Ybor
03/17 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House Of Blues
03/19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Heaven At The Masquerade
03/20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ War Memorial Auditorium
03/22 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
03/23 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre
03/24 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
03/26 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
03/28 – Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues Boston
03/29 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
03/30 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
03/31 – Toronto, Ontario @ Kool Haus
04/02 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall
04/04 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
04/05 – Chicago, Ill. @ Congress Theater
04/06 – Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s
04/08 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theatre
04/10 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
04/11 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
04/13 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theatre
04/14 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
04/15 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo
04/18 – Hollywood, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium
04/20 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Mesa Amphitheater