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Chk Chk Chk @ Lollapalooza 2007 (CRED)
Chk Chk Chk @ Lollapalooza

BAD NEWS for !!! (Chk Chk Chk) fans (or good news if you're mean like that). Those coming back from Lollapalooza are bringing reports that the tall other-vocalist in the band - John Pugh - did not perform with the group, and that he has in fact quit the band. I personally am upset at the prospect of not seeing him sing his parts at the upcoming Webster Hall show with The Field, but someone else I talked to said they were more than fine with this change...What do you think? The most updated-latest !!! tour dates below....

!!! - 2007 Tour Dates
Aug 9 - Pully For Noise Festival Lausanne
Aug 11 - Summer Sundae Leicester
Aug 13 - Sziget Festival Budapest
Aug 14 - Hard Cafe Warszawa
Aug 16 - Frequency Festival Salzburg
Aug 18 - Flow Festival Helsinki
Aug 21 - Noorderzan Groningen
Aug 23 - Tivoli Utrecht
Aug 24 - Gent Festival Gent
Aug 25 - Reading/Leeds Festival Reading
Aug 26 - Reading/Leeds Festival Leeds
Aug 28 - In Music Festy Zagreb
Aug 30 - Klub B2 Mockba
Sep 1 - Electric Picnic Stradbally
Sep 26 - Avalon Los Angeles, California
Sep 27 - Cane’s San Diego, California
Sep 28 - Brick House Phoenix, Arizona
Sep 29 - Rialto Theater Tucson, Arizona
Oct 1 - The Loft Dallas, Texas
Oct 2 - La Zona Rosa Austin, Texas
Oct 3 - Revolution Music Room Li’l Rock, Arkansas
Oct 4 - BottleTree Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 6 - 40 Watt Athens, Georgia
Oct 7 - Village Tavern Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Oct 8 - Otto Bar Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 10 - The Fillmore @ TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 11 - Webster Hall New York, New York
Oct 12 - Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 13 - Le Studio Montreal, Quebec
Oct 15 - Opera House Toronto, Ontario
Oct 20 - Airwaves Festival Reykjavik
Oct 23 - Rockefeller Oslo
Oct 24 - Vega Cobnhavn
Oct 25 - Knust Hamburg
Oct 26 - Gebaude 9 Koln
Oct 27 - Docks Lausanne
Oct 29 - Transilvania Milano
Oct 30 - Bronson Ravenna
Oct 31 - Abart Zurich
Nov 1 - MJC Meylan
Nov 2 - Razz Club Barcelona
Nov 3 - Fever Club Bilbao
Nov 5 - Laiterie Strasbourg
Nov 6 - Trabendo Paris
Nov 7 - Koko London

more Lolla pics HERE.

* !!! (Chk Chk Chk) - 2007 Tour Dates w/ The Field, presale
* more Chk Chk Chk



Comments (34)

John wasn't with them when they came through chicago in the early summer either

Posted by bb | August 7, 2007 8:59 AM

That sucks! I thought that the two of them had a great balance at the Bowery show a while back--you know, some Richard Simmons on acid moves, some tall guy lanky-weird moves...glad I saw them then!

Posted by CupcakeKiller | August 7, 2007 9:10 AM

that's a shame. he added some fun dynamic. though i know others that thought differently. we'll see where this leads the band!!! look forward to webster anyhow

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 9:10 AM


Posted by klk | August 7, 2007 9:14 AM

was i the only person who noticed that justin didn't play at studio b?!?! he left the tour but then came back. while i love john, i think that not having justin on bass and tyler on lead guitars REALLY hurt their sound.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 9:51 AM

oh yeah, also, allan posted a myspace bulletin that was something along the lines of, "you better see us when we come back into town because after this year, we're not playing for a LONNNNNNNNG time."

which, really, is understandable seeing as they've been on tour for the bulk of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 9:53 AM

He's still listed on their myspace as a member of the band, so I'm hoping he just couldn't make these dates. Maybe he hates Chicago?

Shananana covered his parts of the songs quite well, but it's just not the same without him.

Anyone know who the chick with the raccoon tail who came on and danced with them toward the end was?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 10:04 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 10:05 AM

skipped !!! entirely. caught first half of yo la tengo and 2nd half of peter bjorn and john. Im sure that was much better choice than watching all of !!!.

Posted by nyc noise fan | August 7, 2007 10:14 AM

free blood.

Posted by david. | August 7, 2007 10:23 AM

nyc noise fan, you're insane if you think yo la tengo and pb&j put on a better show than !!!...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 10:40 AM

free blood!

Posted by tom | August 7, 2007 10:41 AM

pugh made the band.

don't blow up my free blood.

Posted by chris | August 7, 2007 10:44 AM

yeah, seriously...shut up about free blood. i want to be able to see them at sweaty house parties and boutiques.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 10:52 AM

id rather eat an actual pb&j than watch pb&j...totally lame music, seemingly intended for crappy car commercials

to even suggest that the sandwich band is better than !!! live is just silly

(ps...the whistling is a backing track)

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 11:00 AM

wow - that really disappointing. seing, i think, 7 of their shows in the past few yrs, i really liked john, his vocals, and their back and forth antics. what a bite.

Posted by vinz | August 7, 2007 11:21 AM

a shame - I really liked his parts and he drummed ona few songs too.

Posted by J to the D | August 7, 2007 11:25 AM

Dissapointing. They were great together. No official word yet, right?

Posted by Eduardo | August 7, 2007 12:02 PM

Nevermind. It's actually official. This sucks.

Posted by Eduardo | August 7, 2007 12:07 PM

free blood is fucking awesome, maybe now theyll finish a record.

Posted by edan | August 7, 2007 12:42 PM

How is '???' pronounced?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 12:45 PM

Really? Shit. Have you got a link, Eduardo?

And yes, Free Blood are great, but not nearly as great as the whole !!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 12:59 PM

>> How is '???' pronounced?

huh huh huh

Posted by sacramentomnivore | August 7, 2007 2:09 PM

I think he's the better singer, and the much less annoying one. The other guy.. eh... something about him seems severely forced, especially live.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2007 4:06 PM

It's totally official. Long live Freeblood!!!!

Posted by anon | August 7, 2007 5:18 PM

It's official. Pugh ia amazing - Shannon does a great job filling his big shoes. Long Live Freeblood!!!!!

Posted by anon | August 7, 2007 5:36 PM

It's official. Pugh is amazing - Shannon does a great job filling his big shoes. Long Live Freeblood!!!!!

Posted by anon | August 7, 2007 5:36 PM

John not in !!! is a bummer and will affect their live show, but I guess more Free Blood is a decent consolation prize.

Posted by Chris | August 7, 2007 5:41 PM

Where is this offical news coming from?

Posted by chris | August 8, 2007 12:03 PM

The live !!! set, with John, from the Studio B performance can be heard online with John's last interview at

Posted by Viva Radio | August 8, 2007 4:26 PM


Posted by Josh | August 9, 2007 3:20 PM

Yep John`s left the band.. Listen to my interview with Nic Offer from !!! on the podcast "Alcatriz On Rebel Radio #2" to hear all about it..

Posted by Alcatriz | October 7, 2007 7:57 AM


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