Against Me! was set to tour with Bad Religion and Polar Bear Club starting March 9th throughout the US and Canada, but the Florida punk band announced yesterday that they will regrettably be dropping off the entire tour:
Unfortunately we have to cancel all of our appearances scheduled for the upcoming tour with Bad Religion and Polar Bear Club.
Canceling a tour is definitely not a decision we would make lightly. At this moment, due to our current uncertainty over who is going to be playing drums with us, we feel like we are lacking the ability to put on the show our fans deserve and we think that the best thing for us to do right now is take some time to regroup and finish a record.
Our most sincere apologies to Bad Religion, Polar Club and all of the agents and promoters involved with the tour but most importantly to the fans who were coming out to see us.
If anyone who bought tickets doesn’t want to go to the show now or walks away from the show feeling disappointed we’ll definitely do our best to accommodate some spots on our guest list next time we pass through your town, which hopefully won’t be too long from now.
Sincere apologies. – Against Me!
The most recent drummer for Against Me!, Jay Weinberg, left the band at the end of 2012, and while they had found a replacement for their Australian tour dates, North America doesn’t seem to be seeing the same luck. For now, we will appreciate the group’s sincerity and accommodations, and hope that no one bought their tickets solely to see Against Me!
The band’s sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, is set to come out this year.