PITCHSHIFTER have recruited former EARTHTONE 9 guitarist Joe Roberts to fill in for Jim Davies at their show with IGGY POP at London's Brixton Academy on Saturday, July 13th. Davies is unable to play due to his live commitments with THE PRODIGY, who are scheduled to headline the Wittness festival in Meath the same night.
"I had been hoping that I could fulfill both duties this year without any gigs clashing and it had been working out fine until this gig came up," said Davies. "It's a real shame and it's done my head in trying to work out how to get around it, (short of getting a helicopter to pick me up outside Brixton Academy the moment we finish!). Basically, PITCHSHIFTER's touring schedule has and will continue to be hectic while THE PRODIGY are doing only a handful of gigs this year which I felt I should do."
"I respect the 'SHIFTER fans enough to not just turn up and leave them wondering what's going on and spark rumors of me leaving, which isn't the case I assure you."
"I'm really pleased it's Joe doing it [the PITCHSHIFTER show]," added Davies. "I was a fan of EARTHTONE 9. I hope the fans understand the situation and have a great gig, which I'm sure it will be."
Jim will resume his guitarist duties in PITCHSHIFTER when the band play the Bath Extreme Sports Festival on July 19th.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).