Un gran dicho que podríamos colocar en esta nota “todo lo que empieza tiene que tener un final”, así es lo que pasó con Refused, luego de su reunión durante este 2012, realizando varias presentaciones alrededor del mundo.
La banda dio un comunicado en su facebook dando las gracias a todos que los acompañó este 2012, un poco la historia de la banda durante sus comienzos. También los agradecimientos por las invitaciones a los festivales que realizaron este año y la primera aparición en televisión que realizaron en Estados Unidos.
Una lástima que no pudieron pasar por latinoamérica y esperemos que unos años más, intenten revivir esa esencia de pendejos que aún mantienen y verlos por acá.
A continuación le dejos las últimas fechas de su gira y el comunicado completo que dio la banda en su facebook en ingles.
Refused 2012 Tour Dates:
11/03 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/05 – Hollywood, CA @ Fonda Theatre
11/09 – Perth, AU @ Metro Fremantle
11/11 – Brisbane, AU @ Eatons Hill
11/13 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre
11/15 – Melbourne, AU @ The Palace
11/16 – Melbourne, AU @ The Palace
11/17 – Adelaide, AU @ Thebarton Theatre
12/06 – Malmo, SE @ KB
12/07 – Gotenborg, SE @ Pustervik
12/08 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
12/09 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
12/15 – Umea, SE @ Exel Arena
So there were those years right after school, when you were 15 and pissed off and everyone thought you were a loser and you ran around with the other weirdos, generating weirdness and little else. And there were those years when what set you apart from the others become a fixation and a lifestyle and you had a band and people talked about what you did but you were so used to being weird you just lumped them in with the rest of the slanderers. Then there were those years when the ideas you’d clung to through late adolescence were beginning to ring hollow and you got more and more confused and destructive and the band broke up and you had rent to pay. That was among the tougher years. And then slowly, over a span of time, you began to sort yourself out and your friends started making sensible decisions in their lives and it suddenly began to seem like most of you were gonna be ok.
And then there was the year when you stopped being a petulent kid and you got your favorite musicians together in a room again and decided that you were gonna accept the love of thousands of listeners, accept the success that was waiting there to be had and just in general enjoy being appreciated for the exact same qualities that made you a freak to your contemporaries in your teens. This was one of the better years.
And now it is coming to a close. It’s been kind to us. And that old punkrock golem “The shape of punk to come” has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We’re going home. And we’re doing it in style.
With old friends and new acquaintances in tow we’re gonna take over our old hometown Umeå for one more night, just because we can. On the 15th of december at the Exel arena we’ll be sharing the stage with these magnificent comrades: Randy (http://www.randytheband.com/), a band of punkrock bandidos from the north who we befriended years before we even were Refused, Two White Horses, an excellent sister/brother-duo from Sävar, both of whom we’ve individually collaborated with in different musical projects through the years, and Råd Kjetil Senza Testa, a new and exciting musical collective consisting of old Umeå pop and hardcore scenesters, among them the guy who produced the very first version of New noise for a local hardcore compilation in early 1997. We unconditionally endorse these bands.
Great music, good crude fun, what more do you need? It’s going to be one of those nights.
Thank you for populating the pit in 2012.
Over and out.