's show scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, at Parma's Jigsaw Stage and Saloon has been canceled, as have most of the group's dates for this leg of its first national tour. It's just the latest disappointment in the band's 20-plus year, off-again-on-again (mostly off) non-career.
The following press release not only explains the cancellation, but leaves you to wonder how they managed to keep it together to record a killer retro-thrash album like 2004's New Age of Terror
. If you don't own the disc and had planned on going to the show, buy it with the money you would have spent on a ticket, PBR pounders, and some of the Jigsaw
's world-class bar food. In fact, go anyway, if only for an omelet and some fries.
HIRAX FORCED TO CANCEL SIX DATES OF EAST COAST TOUR
LOS ANGELES- Due to circumstances beyond their control, HIRAX has cancelled 6 dates out of their 10-show East Coast tour, which will now begin on Saturday, November 11 at North Six in Brooklyn.
Vocalist Katon W. De Pena found out one day before HIRAX was leaving for the East Coast that the booking agent, Extremity Retained, failed to secure the band a backline and a van for them.
"I don't want to disappoint our fans, but the fact is it will be too much of an expense for us to complete all 10 dates," said De Pena. "We flew into Philadelphia yesterday not knowing how we were going to get from show to show or what we were going to do about amps and drums. Now we have rent a van and borrow or rent equipment, which was supposed to be provided by Extremity Retained Booking. I'm frustrated that I found out at the last minute that the booker was useless, but things like this are a learning experience and make HIRAX want to work even harder. We will make some of the shows happen because our East Coast fans have been so supportive of HIRAX over the years, and we will definitely be back next year for a proper East Coast tour."
-- D.X. Ferris