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The Lucksmiths are Breaking Up in August


May 2009

A sad message to all our friends

Dear Friends,

There's no easy way to put this, so please accept our apologies for the seemingly abrupt nature of this post. We are saddened to announce that after sixteen years as The Lucksmiths, the band has decided to break up.

The last few years have been an uphill battle in many ways, so this isn't a hasty decision based on any falling-out between band members, but rather, an acceptance of the inevitable. This decision was finally reached a few months back, so we've had plenty of time to let it sink in.

We had tried to operate the band in a way that would suit all of us, but at the same time we've been very conscious that too much compromise would in the end affect our creative output. We're very proud of the music we make, and we certainly didn't want it to start stinking. So, in taking our cues from Devo, we've decided to whip the proverbial cream before it sits out too long.

We're really excited about our upcoming European tour, and have booked some Australian dates for our "farewell tour" in August. The details for these shows are in our gig guide. We really hope to see as many people at these shows as possible, as we will be playing super long sets, cramming in as many old favourites as possible.

We must apologise for not making it back to the USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or Singapore, or to the other amazing European countries we've previously visited — and for never having made it to the other fifty or so countries we'd hoped to tour one day.

We really want to thank you all, especially the wonderful people who've helped us out in any way, and anyone who's listened to our music or come to a show. We've loved having you in our world and we will miss you dearly.

xo The Lucksmiths



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May. 13th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
I've already bought two tickets to the show this Sunday. I'd been contemplating buying tickets for the show anyway, though haven't got anyone to go with me. I didn't want to go alone. Any takers?

The tickets for their final show are on sale from Monday. This evening I intend to organise a bit of an event and plan to buy tickets as soon as they are available.

I've been a Lucksmiths fan for maybe ten years, and am disappointed I wasn't a fan earlier. They went to the same high school as me, though graduated before I started. They are the only band that I own ever CD of. I have many fond memories of seeing them play in the past, at uni, album launches and elsewhere.
May. 13th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
Sad news
.. but it had to happen eventually. They have a great back-catalogue (of which I own about 50% on CD). Hopefully I can make it to one of those final shows.
May. 26th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
Luckers zine
Hi there!

I'm putting together a fan homage to the Luckers in the form of a zine. Please contribute! Send your anecdotes, comic strips, drawings, poems, ticket stubs, photos, etc to lucksmithszine@gmail.com and include your name and city if you want.

Contributors will be sent a copy of the final zine (in soft copy, at least).
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