MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has abandoned plans to utilize Floridian "grave rockers" DEATH BECOMES YOU as his backing band during his upcoming U.S. and European solo tour dates. "The reasoning why they will not be joining me is not anything bad nor personal," Wednesday writes on his web site. "I never said that DEATH BECOMES YOU would be with me permanently. They were only my backing band for the 'Graveyard A Go-Go Tour', and with hopes that we could continue on future shows, but I never made any promises. I will be doing a lot more live shows than I originally planned throughout 2004-2005, as well as recording my solo album, and I wanted to assemble a permanent band. DEATH BECOMES YOU and I are 12 hours apart, which makes rehearsing extremely difficult. I wish their was an easy solution to this, but we are just too far apart to make things work on a full time basis and the fact that DBY is their priority. I would need the commitment of DEATH BECOMES YOU full time and that would mean they would have to put their band on hold and relocate to North Carolina. This is something I would never ask them to do. Also, I'm not working on a big budget and I am funding everything myself. Take MURDERDOLLS for example: MURDERDOLLS would have never happened if Roadrunner Records wasn't footing the bill on traveling expenses, because we all lived in different states. DEATH BECOMES YOU did a great job on the 'Graveyard A Go-Go Tour' and I'm glad you all got to discover their band. I hope you will keep supporting them."
With regards to his new solo band lineup, Wednesday 13 writes, "I have assembled a new cast of ghouls, some good friends locally here in my town. These guys will be playing on my solo record and joining me on the upcoming live shows as well. I have began working with the plastic-haired, plastic-faced 'Ikky', formerly of FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS. Kid Kid on bass, formerly lead vocalist and creator of LUNATIC CANDY KREEP. Completing the line up is Ghastly on the drums, a stitched-up cadaver that you will surely 'die' for. The first show with the new line up will be in the US in August, see the tour dates for more info. Expect a different show altogether than the last time around. A different set list, a different look, and I've got a few new tricks up my sleeve...so look out.
"I will be entering the studio in two weeks to begin recording my solo record. I have got some great tunes written for the album and I promise that you will not be disappointed."
Upcoming WEDNESDAY 13 tour dates:
Aug. 14 - Rock Hill, SC @ The Money
"Look What The Bats Dragged In" European tour:
Nov. 03 - Wales, Cardiff, UK @ Barfly
Nov. 04 - Exiter, UK @ Cavern
Nov. 05 - London, UK @ Islington Academy
Nov. 07 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
Nov. 08 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Nov. 09 - Glasgow, SCO @ King Tuts
Nov. 10 - Belfast, IRE @ Lime Light
Nov. 11 - Dublin, IRE @ Music Centre
Nov. 13 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Nov. 14 - Utrecht, NETH @ Helling
Nov. 15 - Brussels, BEL @ Botanuiqe
Nov. 16 - Tilburg, NETH @ 0-13
Nov. 17 - Colchester, UK @ Arts Centre
Nov. 18 - Liverpool, UK @ Barfly
Japanese tour 2005:
Jan. 11 – Osaka, JPN @ Club Quattro
Jan. 12 – Tokyo, JPN @ Club Quattro