GOOD RIDDANCE - Reunion

 

Auch für die Jungs aus Santa Cruz winkt der Dollar einmal zu überzeugend. Die Band um Russ Rankin ist zurück und liess jüngst verlauten:

"On May 27th, 2007 Good Riddance played our last scheduled show. It was advertised as such and recorded for posterity. Friends and fans traveled from all over to be there and it was a night filled with passion and electricity. In the years since, the members of the group have moved on to raise families, flourish in their respective careers and remain true to many of the band’s original ideals.

Since that final show I have been asked countless times about getting back together and playing again. I never really considered it an option, seeing as how we’d played our final show (“final” being the key word) and all. When I would ask these people why they wanted us back the most common answer was “The songs! We miss the songs!”

As it turns out we miss them as well.

After nearly five years, Good Riddance has decided to perform as a band again. The number of shows, when and where and all the other specifics have yet to be determined but for those of us who really missed the songs and those of you who maybe never got to see the band play, there will be Good Riddance shows in 2012 and perhaps beyond.

Since that final show we have received offers, as lucrative as they were numerous, to reform for festivals, showcases or various other things. We have turned them all down. This decision has come from an organic desire to play and hear the material again. Many of the factors which drove our initial decision to call it a day are either water under the bridge or no longer relevant to us. We are not trying to compete with anybody, make a living off the band or build a fan base. We just want to play songs which have meant so much to us and so many others.

We look forward to reconnecting with so many of you who made our journey possible as well as introducing ourselves to perhaps an entirely new audience of people who may have heard our records but never saw us play.

Good Riddance has always been more than a band. We will also be focusing heavily on promoting and advocating for groups and organizations we support which we believe are key in creating a more just and caring world. We will appreciate any support our fans can offer these groups as we endeavor to stretch our music and its power beyond the milieu of simple entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you at a show soon."

Alte Kommentare

von Alex 20.02.2012 18:14

"Auch für die Jungs aus Santa Cruz winkt der Dollar einmal zu überzeugend." wie kann man das nur so in den Raum stellen. Lächerlich!!!

von gniwerj 20.02.2012 19:06

@Alex: WORD! Das war eigentlich immer Aufgabe irgendwelcher Trolls bei den Kommentaren. Außerdem glaub ich nicht wirklich dass GR zu den bands gehör(t)en, die von ihrer Musik (gut) leben konnten.

von Russ 21.02.2012 13:56

Wo als erste Show Groezrock bestätigt wird, dürfte der Grund für die Reunion jedoch insgeheim feststehen. So erlebt auch bei REFUSED oder AT THE DRIVE-IN...

von Alex 21.02.2012 18:46

...ich tendiere bei der gutgläubigen, von vielen Leute wahrscheinlich als "naiv" abgestempelten Meinung. Wieso kann sich eine Band, selbst eine wie Refused, geschweige denn Good Riddance (die längst nicht so im kommerziellen Net verstrickt sind/waren), nicht wiedervereinigen, um einen Streit beizulegen, nochmals die Zeiten aufleben zu lassen... und selbst, wenn es teilweise um finanzielle Absichten geht, und diese Hand in Hand mit musikalischer Leidenschaft gehen (bestes Beispiel: HWM), dann akzeptiere ich selbst das. Nennt es "Job" oder sonst wie. Es plump als "Dollar Wink" abzustempeln ist mit zu wenig.

von Clement 22.02.2012 08:41

@Alex: das problem ist nicht die reunion, sondern die ergüsse, die dann kommen (wenn überhaupt). gibt es eigentlich herausragende reunion alben (bis auf MAIDEN natürlich...hehehe)?

von Wecki 22.02.2012 09:54

Panic - in Circles ..... .... ... nagut, vll hast du recht.

von finn 22.02.2012 12:28

@ clement: Lifetime Adolescents Good Clean Fun... um mal drei zu nennen. :)

von Clement 22.02.2012 12:36

@finn: ist nicht meine baustelle, aber im metal fallen mir so schnell keine ein

von PMAlan 22.02.2012 16:34

lifetime...auf jeden! gcf...naja! ;)

von h2o 23.02.2012 08:13

nothing to prove!

von h2o 23.02.2012 08:14

nothing to prove!