LA based metal band My Ruin have vowed to press ahead with their imminent UK tour despite the recent cancellation of this year’s inaugural Alt Fest event.
The Sacred Mood tour, set to celebrate the success of the My Ruin’s latest album of the same name, was built on the back of the band’s scheduled appearance at the festival.
Releasing a statement via My Ruin’s official Facebook page, frontwoman Tairrie B Murphy said: “Whilst Alt Fest has cancelled on all of us, please rest assured that WE are NOT CANCELLING on YOU! However, as I alluded to in a previous post, this will be the last time Mick and I will be touring the UK with My Ruin so if you want to see us, don’t miss out!”
“The whole reason we booked our tour was based around our being asked to play Alt Fest,” Tairrie B continued, “as flights have tripled in price and this guarantee helped immensely, along with the rest of the shows, in terms of our tour budget costs which we fund ourselves.”
“Being that they are now forced to liquidate, this means My Ruin, as well as many other bands (& fans) who have flights & hotels booked for this will be left f*cked and our contracts not honored. To say that we are hugely disappointed about this whole situation is putting it mildly in regards to how we truly feel at the moment.”
“Please make sure to take steps to get your Alt Fest refund so you can hopefully join us on one of our following headline dates. Let’s keep it sacred and celebrate our latest record together by making this last tour one to remember. Thank you for your continued rock love and support!”
Support on the tour will come from UK metal band Sanctorum, who are set to release their new album Old Ghosts/New Wars on the 1st of September. The London date on the 16th of August will also see a very special exclusive appearance by guitarist Mick Murphy’s instrumental side project, Neanderthal.
Meanwhile, just announced are UK metal band SERVERS, who will join My Ruin for their show on the 21st of August at The Fleece, Bristol. SERVERS boast former GU Medicine frontman Lee Storrar amongst their line up, and released their debut album, Leave With Us, earlier this year.
As part of The Sacred Mood tour, My Ruin will play:
16th of Aug: The Underworld, Camden
17th of Aug: The Haunt, Brighton
19th of Aug: Sound Control, Manchester
20th of Aug: O2 Academy, Birmingham
21st of Aug: The Fleece, Bristol
22nd of Aug: The Duchess, York
23rd of Aug: The Waterfront, Norwich
Watch the official video for My Ruin’s song “Heretic Dreams” below: