MISFITS' official web site has been updated with the following message:
The MISFITS just returned from a brief tour of Europe performing at festivals and more running throughout Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Barcelona Spain and the U.K. Unfortunately, the band was met with an unexpected and unavoidable obstacle when Robo (the band's drummer) was denied entry into the U.K. once again.
"Many fiends in the U.K. may recall the band was forced to cancel and reschedule a large block of shows at the last minute for this very reason last year. As this specific issue has been a reoccurring problem, the 'FITS refused to disappoint fans with a last-minute cancellation again. Coming through in the clutch on drums was The Goat, who many fiends may already be familiar with as he has played live with the MISFITS many times in the past. Needless to say, the U.K. shows went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. Thanks to The Goat for coming through for the MISFITS and the fans alike on such incredibly short notice. Fiends in the U.K. can rest assured the MISFITS will not disappoint this September either. Their headlining slot on the upcoming '30 Years of Punk' festival dates will not be cancelled. More details on that and a few other surprises to come.
"In related news, Jerry [Only, bass] tells us, 'As much as I love touring, playing out every night and giving it all I've got for fiends all over the world, the break we've got between now and the fall couldn't come at a better time. I'm really looking forward to having some solid down time to continue writing new material for the next MISFITS album and spending time with my new baby girl.' Everyone in the MISFITS camp would like to congratulate Jerry and his wife Joanna on the birth of their new baby girl Eva Marie.
"Lastly, we know some of you are waiting with baited breath for the new exclusive 45 'Psycho in the Wax Museum' available only with proof of purchase seals from 'Misfits Project 1950', 'Balzac: Beyond the Darkness' and the 'Osaka Popstar' CD. More details, including how and where to redeem your proof of purchase seals, will be coming soon. Until then we will let you in on the fact that the record pressing and overall production process has taken a bit longer than originally anticipated because we've tried something very new and unique on this piece of vinyl. So new in fact that as far as we know, this process has never been done before. We weren't kidding when we said this record was our way of saying thanks to all of you who support what we're doing at Misfits Records. With that in mind, we've gone to great lengths to make this 45 extra cool for our supporters. It will be worth the wait and as you'll soon see, the additional time it's taken makes this 45 even more special and collectible. Not only will this record be one of the rarest MISFITS 45s ever, it will also be one of the coolest looking ones too! The wait won't be much longer... Stay tuned."