Topic: Rest of the Total Abuse tour got cancelled

Hey,

unfortunately i have some bad news for you.

Today i have decided to cancel the rest of the Total Abuse tour.

I will write a longer statement with all involved people like their driver,the guy
we rented the van from and the guy who provided the backline.

There have been problems between the band and the driver from the
beginning.They tried to discuss the problems and thought they would be able to
manage things somehow and to let the whole thing finish without massive trouble.

Well,yesterday the band accused the driver of stealing the drummer's backpack.They
reckoned the drivers intention for acting like this was to score off the
drummer,because of the tensions between them....well,this summarizes a long story
really bad and way too brief,but all of us decided this can't be true and was a
reason to let the whole thing end right away and not to tolerate some band members
really disrepectful behaviour anymore.In the end it was obvious there was no way to
continue the tour and let you deal with that kind of band.

well,some of you might think some dispute between band and driver can't be enough to
cancel the rest of a tour,but i think it is and there happened some other fucked up
things.The tours i have booked are based on trusting and respecting each other and
during this tour it didn't work out at all.

I feel really sorry for the work,time and effort you put into this and i think this
is the first tour ever i had to interrupt and the first one with massive trouble
after a break of five years or so....hope you understand.

Like i said a longer statement will follow.

if you have any further questions feel free to ask me about details.I just moved and
won't have internet for the next two weeks,but will try to answer asap.

thanx so much,sorry again,talk soon,Flo

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damn,have to admit Remi was right :-(

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That Rusty guy is a spanner too. Rip-off. Hate to say it, but I'm nae surprised that there's been problems with these jackasses.

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Shit.

I was concerned after I spoke to Ryan and he said he wasn't even going to be playing w/them due to $$$ problems or something.

This is kinda weird.

"My name is a killing word."

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just out of interest, who was driving them?

last of the tonic wine

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my friend Fab.

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punx suk

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I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

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flo is canceling our tour because our driver has had disagreements with us. disagreements based upon:

1. not washing a dish at one show
2. a member peeing in a corner of a squat while drunk
3. members of the band arguing with each other after a window was broken in the van (we paid for the repair)
4. the fact that we argued with our driver fab about the fact that he left a door unlocked in the van (on purpse...to "teach us a lesson) and then a bag was stolen

this is all that occured.

at EVERY show we have been nothing but gracious and kind to people. if anyone wants to ask the promoters of previous shows that will speak for itself.

no promoter has had ANYTYHING negative to say.

we want to play these UK shows. because our driver does not want to drive us we are being FORCED to drive to berlin, return the van and then wait 2 weeks for our return flights to the US.

if anyone has a place for us to stay in berlin please let us know. we have no way of living in berlin until our flights.

we have talked to flo on the phone about the fact that we have no money or place to stay in berlin and he told us to "deal with it".

this is a crazy and serious thing.

i promise we haven't done anything that warrants the canceling of our tour and having no where to live for 2 weeks until we leave.

help

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if anyone can help us please email at brooksrkelley@gmail.com

all our shows have been INCREDIBLE and positive. thanks so much to all the people who cooked for us, let us stay at their place and booked the show. i'm sorry this had to end. we are all CRUSHED.

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karma is a bitch

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Why not see if you can drive yourselves/find another driver? Talk to the promoters and see if you can salvage some of the dates, just because your booking agent has decided to wash their hands of the tour doesn't mean that you can't go ahead and do the gigs if you can sort it out with the promoters.
I've never heard of an agent deciding that a tours cancelled while a band is in the middle of their tour before. It would appear there has been some issues but I don't see how it's the agents call to cancel, if the promoters and band are happy to carry on then the agent should just stand back from it all.

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fuck. stay and keep playing, i was stoked on leeds.

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diy? oh wait, fuck that, that would mean getting the finger out and solving our own problems!

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strandedfarfromourmommy-core

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Couldn't the band just drive themselves?  Just an idea...

Can you really be sure of the goddamn time of day?

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how did they do it in the 80s?

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didn't something  similar happen with Pg99 years ago?

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Yeah, except you need to add prostitutes to the equation.

I'm not into that.

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total abuse, you have mail! hit me back!

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someone get the driver to sign up and post his side of the story!

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the internet gossip about this band is so much more exciting and interesting than their records. keep being naughty please guys as it gives me something to read at work!

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Driver gets fed up with daft American band shock!

Remember folks the dude was paid to drive, not babysit….

you still bore me...

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xleox wrote:

Driver gets fed up with daft American band shock!

Remember folks the dude was paid to drive, not babysit….

In my experience, if there's no TM on board, they are one and the same job.

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less, but Nature more."