Published Nov 04, 2010Before they fell prey to a tragic onstage meltdown last week, Women were planning a European tour and split twelve-inch with Toronto-based noise punks DD/MM/YYYY. Now that Women have cancelled all their shows, DD/MM/YYYY have revealed that they will continue on with the tour minus the Calgary art rockers and release a split twelve-inch with a different band.
DD/MM/YYYY's Moshe Rozenberg said in a statement, "On a very personal level, DD/MM/YYYY are crushed that Women had to drop off of our European tour and withdraw from our upcoming spilt twelve-inch, but above all we hate the thought of our friends clashing... That being said, we are still touring in Europe for six weeks, we are still releasing a split twelve-inch on Altin Village, and we are still excited about future collaborate efforts with our four favourite Women."
Along with the release on Altin Village, DD/MM/YYYY will put out another split with Beak>, the UK band helmed by Portishead's Geoff Barrow.
According to a press release, the members of DD/MM/YYYY have spent the last few days in Bristol recording with Barrow for the split release. Barrow also reissued DD/MM/YYYY's break-through album Black Square on his Invada Records imprint, which will also issue the split.
Fellow DD/MM/YYYY member Tomas Del Balso recently left the following comment on Exclaim!'s article regarding the Women debacle:
Women are great. This is Tomas from DDMMYYYY and we toured with them in the eastern USA recently and they were all charming amazing guys. Something like this is pretty hard on us because we were supposed to do their europe tour with them. Now we go alone and really miss them boy WOMEN. Hopefully they know we still love them as people even if they left us out here in Europe on our own. WOMEN played the best devo cover of BLOCKHEAD I HAVE EVER HEARD!
All of DD/MM/YYYY's upcoming tour dates are available below, as well as a brand new video for their track "I'm Still in the Walls."
11/4 Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
11/5 Belfast, IE - Auntie Annies
11/7 Dublin, IE - Crawdaddy
11/9 Cardiff, UK - Undertone
11/10 Manchester, UK - Night and Day
11/11 Hull, UK - The Adelphi
11/12 London, UK - Old Blue Last (Record Release Show)
11/13 Karlsruhe, DE - Carambolage
11/14 Lausanne, CH - TBA
11/15 Ravenna, IT - Bronson
11/16 Firenze, IT / Ex Teatro Fiorentino
11/17 Roma, IT - Init
11/18 Genoa, IT - Le Claque
11/19 Celeje, SI - Kino Metropol
11/20 Prague, CZ - TBA
11/21 Leipzig, DE - Conne Island
11/22 Berlin, DE - Marie Antoinette
11/23 Stockholm, SE - TBA
11/24 Oslo, NO - Garage
11/25 Malmo, SE - TBA
11/27 Groningen, NL - Vera
11/28 Middleburg, NL - Avonduren Festival
11/29 Lille, FR - La Malterie
12/3 Tarragona, SP - Zero
12/4 Zaragoza, SP - La Lata de Bombillas
12/5 Santander, SP - Cuva Festival
12/6 Pontevedra, SP - Karma
12/7 Madrid, SP - TBA
12/8 Basque Region, SP - TBA
12/9 TBA, SP - TBA
12/13 Besancon, FR - Le Maquis (Generiq Festival)
12/14 Paris, FR - L'International
12/15 Belfort, FR - Le chateau de Belfort