Published Jun 27, 2008Adorably youthful but lyrically violent punk kids Be Your Own Pet have announced they wont be making their previously arranged Warped Tour dates this summer. Citing exhaustion, the band bowed out from the tour to take some time off.
The official statement reads like this: "We regret to inform our fans that we will not be participating in this year's Warped Tour. We have been going non-stop for the past 6 months and didn't realize how much the intense schedule would take out of us. Something had to give and sadly its (sic) this tour.
Not to point any fingers, but in a recent interview with Pitchfork, lead singer Jemina Abegg had this to say about the tour: "I just associate it with a certain look and a certain style and the kind of kids at school that I thought were this is really bad, I'm sure the kind of kids that were dumbasses wearing Rancid t-shirts who thought they knew what punk rock was and threw things at people in the cafeteria So it's like, okay, now we're going to be performing for these people. Our label is under the impression that we're going to play one date and then automatically sell 100,000 more records. All those bands have this very specific look and sound and style. It's like the new hair metal or something. There are like 10 different rules about how you write a song and what everything sounds like and looks like.
At least Reel Big Fish are still playing
Be Your Own Pet in the studio