Next we play upstairs @ The Vibe Bar on Nov 28th supporting 2 incredible bands: Bottomless Pit (Feat x-Silkworm/Seam/Light Coma) and Uzeda from Sicily. Adv Tickets are £8 @ wegottickets
. It’s Bottomless Pit’s UK debut and the next day we’ll be DJing the Scrawl, Shannon Wright and Joel R L Phelps gig at Cargo – which is also an amazing line up – particularly as Scrawl and Joel have not played Europe in a over a decade each and Shannon has a full band for this one. More info @ Damnably
FU’s Rama and George hit the road with Japanese legends Shonen Knife
for the European leg of their ‘Pop Tune’ 2012 tour.
We played gigs in Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland and had a wonderful time with Naoko, Ritsuko, Emi knife, and Ian our Driver.
Ritsuko played bass with us on Blue Fugue at the Bastard Bar in Tromso which is on the top of Norway and a beautiful place with very warm and happy people. That was maybe the highlight, but seeing our friends Rune, Milla, Gerben, Jeroen and Tom was so nice. Huge thanks to the promoters and people that bought our records and asked us to sign them and to Canopus Drums who supported us.
At Loppen in Copenhagen we picked up a great review which you can read here in Gaffa and you can see a load of pictures from the tour on our facebook page here.
The Italian’s particularly enjoyed ‘Chilli Linguine’
The FU solo in Italy was so incredible. The people and food were amazing and the scenary on the road to Terni was so spectacular.
Many thanks to Alessia and her family and friends for hosting me and Paolo for booking and driving and Aldo, Roberto and Emilano for being so cool.
We’ll have some gigs and Tour Dates for Sept/Oct.
Our very own Label ‘Damnably’ is six this year, and to celebrate with us on October 1st at Cargo will be the Osaka Ramones (Shonen Knife), Wussy
, American Werewolf Academy
Should be a really fun and rocking gig not to be missed!
Tickets are £10 via Wegottickets, Gigantic, Seetickets, or Ticketweb and it is going to sell out soon.
Solo George Gargan as Former Utopia shows in Italy with Paolo Forli looking like this in 2012:
9 August 2012: KONTIKI – San Benedetto Del Tronto
10 August 2012: Silvi Marina
11 August 2012: FAT – Terni
12 August 2012: Portorose – roseto degli abruzzi
13 August 2012: Irish cafe – l’aquila
Facebook FU site will have updates if anything moves around.