Islands... Tour Is On! But The Band's Breaking Up....
By: Spacelab Research Staff
What should you do when a founding member of your band quits? If you're Deerhoof, you release a free EP of music, but if your Islands, you go on tour.
J’aime Tambeur, aka Jamie Thompson, has decided that he's not really into the music thing at the moment, saying on the band's web site "The fact is that I don't need to be in a band anymore. I think Islands is one of the best, if not the best band out these days, and I have every confidence that they will do incredibly well. I'm just not sure that being in a successful band is all that important to me anymore."
The band was largely a collaborative effort between Jamie Thompson and Nick Diamonds. Nick will continue on with the project and all of it's members, and go on a tour of Europe in July and August.
Islands: Tour Dates July
02-Belforth, France Eurockeennes
03-Malmo, Sweden Accelerator
05-Gothenborg, Sweden Accelerator
06-Stockholm, Sweden Accelerator
07-Borlande, Sweden Peace & Love Festival
08-Helsinki, Finland Klubb Gang
10-Frankfurt, Germany Brotfabrik
12-Munster, Germany Gleis 22
14-Frankfurt, Germany ASTA Sommerfest
15-Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
16-Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
17-Nijmegen, Netherlands Valkhof Affaire
18-Liege, Belgium L'Escalier
19-Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli (de Helling)
22-London, England TBA
23-Manchester, England Roadhouse
24-Glasgow, Scotland ABC2
25-Dublin, Ireland Sugar Club
26-Birmingham, England Bar Academy
27-London, England Bardens Boudoir
05-Haldern, Germany Haldern Festival
11-St Malo, France Route du Rock
17-Avenches, Switzerland Festival Rock'O Z'Arenes