DD/MM/YYYY Forge On with Euro Tour Without Women, Get Beak> for New Split Release Instead

DD/MM/YYYY Forge On with Euro Tour Without Women, Get Beak> for New Split Release Instead
Before 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."

Tour dates:

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