Monday, May 3, 2010

Hotline: 'Pearl' harbored: No Chapterhouse

Hotline repost Monday morning evs city: Now Hotline usually ignores most nightlife news involving the Dirty Apple down I-95, but we know more than a handful of heads who were preparing to hit Brooklyn's Bell House tonight and tomorrow to see reunited shoegazers Chapterhouse.

Well, turns out it's all a no-go, as it was announced late last week the British band nixed its stateside tour due to that angry molehill in Iceland. European travel restrictions will finally kill off this shoegaze revival once and for all!

But since it's a gray, water-crisis day here in Boston, let's pay tribute to Chapterhouse with some love for 1991 classic "Pearl." I will personally never tire of spinning this song after Ride's "Vapour Trail," letting the outro cello play out over "Pearl's" first few chords. The band's official statement follows the YouTube jump...

Due to the recent volcanic activity in Iceland Chapterhouse have been forced to reschedule their upcoming tour of North America. The disruption to international flights caused by the ash cloud left Stephen stranded in Japan. Although the earliest flight earmarked for his return to the UK was May 3rd, he managed to get a standby ticket and return on monday evening. However, this caused him to miss his interviews at the American Embassy, which means that there is no hope of us getting him a US artist visa in time for the shows.

We are all extremely disappointed that this is our only course of action, but wish to stress that the tour is being postponed, not cancelled. We are currently working hard with the promoters in order to find the best time to reschedule the shows, keeping them at the same venues with the same line ups. Any fans with tickets will be able to use them for the replacement shows. Due to Ashley's commitments with his other band 'Tunng', the new shows are likely to be in the second half of September. We will confirm these dates as soon as possible.

The band are very upset about this turn of events and would like to convey their sympathy and apologies to everyone that will be affected, but on a more positive note, we intend to add a couple of dates to the rescheduled tour. Please bear with us. We look forward to playing in front of you all in a few months time.


Andy, Stephen, Simon and Ashley

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