MY RUIN: "This Will Be The Last Time Will Be Touring The UK"

My Ruin vocalist Tairrie B. Murphy has checked in with the following update on the […]
August 4, 2014

My Ruin vocalist Tairrie B. Murphy has checked in with the following update on the band's upcoming UK tour:

"It's finally been confirmed: Alt-Fest is cancelled!Hereis a link to the official statement posted today. What a shame for all involved. We know that many of you were planning to see us at this unique event and the cancellation both breaks our hearts and affects us greatly on many levels.

As most of you are aware, since announcing this tour we have been hit hard with one unexpected drama after another behind the scenes but we have continued to push forward and have managed to calmly sort them out. Unfortunately, this latest hit was the hardest in terms of our budget which is helping to enable us to do this tour as an independent DIY band with no label support or sugardaddy manager floating the bill.

My Ruin was one of the first bands approached in July 2013 to play the Metal stage at Alt Fest as an exclusive UK show to take place on the inaugural night of Friday, August 15th 2014. This was a year ago. Due to the fact that we are based in the states, we felt it was too far to travel for a one off date so we wanted to make the long journey worth while for both our band and our fans. With this in mind, we had our agent renegotiate the initial offer and we agreed to reduce our fee for Alt Fest in order to book a week of select headlining shows following our appearance. This is not something we would normally do but felt was important being that we wanted to play this groundbreaking event.

In late 2013 we were one of the bands who were paid a deposit (which was half our guarantee) by the festival organizers. The whole reason we booked our tour was based around our being asked to play Alt Fest as flights have tripled in price and this guarantee helped immensely, along with the rest of the shows in terms of our tour budget costs which we fund ourselves. Being that they are now forced to liquidate, this means My Ruin, as well as many other bands (& fans) who have flights & hotels booked for this will be left f*cked and our contracts not honored. To say that we are hugely disappointed about this whole situation is putting it mildly in regards to how we truly feel at the moment.

Whilst Alt Fest has cancelled on all of us, please rest assured that we are NOT CANCELLING on you, however, as I alluded to in a previous post, this will be the last time Mick and I will be touring the UK with My Ruin so if you want to see us, don't miss out!"

For those who purchased advance tickets, please make sure to take the steps listed below to get your refund so you can hopefully join us on one of our following headline dates. Let's keep it sacred and celebrate our latest record together by making this last tour one to remember. Thank you for your continued rock love and support."

My Ruin's UK tour schedule is now as follows:

16 - The Underworld - London, UK
17 - The Haunt - Brighton, UK
19 - Sound Control - Manchester, UK
20 - 02 Academy - Birmingham, UK
21 - The Fleece - Bristol, UK
22 - The Duchess - York, UK
23 - The Waterfront - Norwich, UK

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