Die Young Arrested in Vancouver for Playing Illegal Gigs
Published Jun 27, 2008Houston, TX's Die Young were arrested in Vancouver this week after playing nearly two weeks in Canada without visas. The band have now been deported back to the U.S., where they're currently finishing up their remaining dates on the tour.
An statement from the band was posted on Lambgoat:
We were unloading the van in Vancouver on Tuesday night when some cops approached us and told us they knew we had stayed in Canada much longer than we had clearance for. In a matter of minutes a another cop in a paddywagon arrived, and two immigration officers showed up. We got whisked off in handcuffs for a long night of several different holding cells, and then we got delivered back to the US border Wednesday morning in handcuffs and shackles. It was fucked up to say the least, but there's little else to do but laugh at ourselves in a situation like that. Once again, we have been banned from Canada for another year. Shit happens, but atleast we made 12 out of the 14 shows in Canada we had booked, and they were totally worth it. Thanks to everyone for their support. We apologize to our friends in Vancouver and Victoria, BC. It looks like we will miss you again this year. To our friends in the states, do not worry, we're still making all our upcoming shows.
This comes just a couple weeks after the band posted the following cheeky update on their website: "The shows in Canada have been amazing so far. To say the least, we are very lucky to be here. We almost did not make through the border."