THE WILDHEARTS Explain Spanish Festival Cancellation

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger has issued a statement explaining the group's decision to withdraw from last week's Serie Z festival in Cadiz, Spain.

"The band didn't play the Spanish festival as we had to write, rehearse and record new B-sides for the up-coming single," he said. "[Guitarist] CJ, as you know, no longer lives in this country and we have only limited time to work with him while he is not in Japan. The decision to spend this time recording new material was made by all parties involved with THE WILDHEARTS.

"I personally apologise on behalf of the band, management and record company, and all I can say is that it is very important that we record new material for every single, instead of putting demo's and re-mixes on B-sides.

"Sorry to anyone that we let down, but it really wasn't ever 100% guaranteed that we were even playing this festival, there are no internal problems within the band and we are massively excited to present brand new material."

The Serie Z festival took place Aug. 28-30 at Jerez de la Frontera in Cadiz, Spain and featured appearances by TWISTED SISTER, THE HELLACOPTERS, THE QUIREBOYS and LEADFOOT, among many others. THE WILDHEARTS' latest CD, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed", was released on August 26.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET 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 BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET 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(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET 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).