SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Frontman Explains The Band's Decision To Play 'The Resistance' TourOctober 5, 2003
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following message to the band's official web site:
"The next tour for the band will be the 'Resistance Tour' which is sponsored by Eastpak, the back-pack company.
"Last year was the second year for the tour and [SUICIDAL TENDENCIES] was asked to headline this year's edition.
"There will be 18 shows throughout Europe. The tour is now completely booked. For those that emailed and asked, the band didn't have anything to do with where the shows were booked, etc.
"We're still in the process of finding out more info on how the tour will run, but it gives the band a great opportunity to play some good venues and have a well-promoted tour.
"The bad side is that these 18 shows will be continuous, no days off. This will definitely take a lot of fun out of the tour and add to the stress level. Usually those days off are looked forward to if you get a little under the weather or to recuperate from nagging injuries, and off course give the voice and throat a rest.
"Especially considering that the weather could be quite cold (especially for us Californians),and then going to the hot venues, and then back to the cold, etc. can take a toll.
"Also, the band usually stays in hotels and travels during the day. This tour there will be no hotels and we will have to travel after the shows, which no one likes. We have our way of doing things, because we want each and every show to be as good as it possibly can be.
"The promoters offered to leave us off a few of the shows, but we knew that the people that lived near the shows we didn't play wouldn't be able to understand so we agreed to do them all.
"We also hope to set up some cool things at some of the shows, like meet and greets with the band before the shows etc. We'll post more on that later as we have more details.
"Some other interesting notes about this tour...The bands will be sharing buses. The bands will be using the same equipment (except for guitars),and have the same roadies/ techs working for each band.
"There is as many as six bands on each show, and this will allow for each band to go straight on and not to have a set change for different equipment.
"Another reason why this tour is important, is that hopefully it will go really good and set the band up for doing their own tour next year in Europe when the new [SUICIDAL TENDENCIES] CD comes out, and we can have a lot more control on what goes on, where we play, and hopefully do some really cool things along with the tour.
For those of you outside of Europe, the new [SUICIDAL TENDENCIES] CD will start a worldwide tour and we plan on making it back on a U.S. tour, but also South America, Australia/New Zealand, and of course many of the countries that we have not yet had a chance to play, like Russia, Greece, Poland, and many others.
"Hopefully everything will run smooth and the Resistance tour will be a great experience for all the bands and everyone that attends. For those that can't, we plan on filming a bunch of footage from the [SUICIDAL TENDENCIES] shows, the gigs, the people, and behind-the-scenes footage from the bus and the band. More on this later."
"The Resistance" tour featuring SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MADBALL, IGNITE, DEATH BY STEREO, SWORN ENEMY, BACKFIRE!, LENGTH OF TIME, and KNUCKLEDUST:
Nov. 13 – Geneva, SWI @ Salle des Fêtes du Lignon
Nov. 14 – Munich. GER @ Elser Halle
Nov. 15 – Osnabruck, GER @ Dutehalle
Nov. 16 – London, UK @ Forum
Nov. 17 – Dortmund, GER @ Soundgarden
Nov. 18 – Wurzburg, GER @ Soundpark Ost
Nov. 19 – Vienna, AUT @ Planet Music
Nov. 20 – Prague, CZR @ Mala Sportovni Hala
Nov. 21 – Berlin. GER @ Columbia
Nov. 22 – Dresden, GER @ Reithalle/Str E
Nov. 23 – Maastricht, NETH @ Platte Zoal
Nov. 24 – Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmartre
Nov. 25 – Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz
Nov. 26 – Marseille, FRA @ Espace Julien
Nov. 27 – Milano. ITA @ Alcatraz
Nov. 28 - Stuttgart/Reichenbach, GER @ H2O
Nov. 29 – Magdeburg, GER @ Kulturwerk Fichte
Nov. 30 – Brussels, BEL @ Ancienne Belgique
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