Coalesce has to cancel French Hellfest Appearance (bummer!).

It’s with sincere apologies that we announce that circumstances have arisen which will prevent us from being able to play this year’s Hellfest in Clisson, France.  Two of the members in the band, in spite of how bad they want to go to France, have recently had to make employment commitments for the very weekend of the festival.  Given the schedule we have put into effect so as to keep our various responsibilities in order while writing and recording the new record, it is simply not possible for us to make the trip to France that weekend in June.

For those of you in Europe who were planning on coming to the festival to see us, please know that your wanting to see us could not possibly be as intense as our wanting to go to Europe (a trip that we’ve watched all of our peer groups make over the years, while still not having made it ourselves).  To assure you that we will eventually make it to Europe, it’s important to note that one of the principle motivations in writing this new record is the chance to travel abroad, especially to Europe and Japan.  So if we can keep the writing and recording schedule we have in place, then the new album should (hopefully) be out by the end of 2008, which means that 2009 will be a year “full” (by our reckoning) of coalesce live shows including dates in Europe and Japan.

We’re completely puzzled at why Fate has kept us from playing this festival again, but we can’t emphasize enough that the cancellation is in no way related to any intra-band personal struggles (such that another break-up is on the horizon), or in any way related to our not wanting to go to Europe.  It’s just that non-coalesce related circumstances have come up that are simply preventing us from being able to take off that weekend in particular.

Again, our deepest apologies to those of you who were planning on coming to see us, and especially to the promoters of the show who were doing everything they could to get us out there and graciously extended an invitation for us to play in 2009.  Who knows?  Maybe that will be the year we finally play a Hellfest…. Third time’s a charm?


2 Comments so far

  1. pidji February 11th, 2008 1:29 pm

    So bad, I was waiting for you dudes… Hope you’ll come in France very soon.

  2. TargetPractice February 15th, 2008 2:26 am


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