Posted in music | tour dates on May 5, 2012

Death Grips

You might not want to buy your ticket to June 13th at Music Hall of Williamsburg just yet. As BV Chicago pointed out, Death Grips posted the following short message to Facebook yesterday:

"we are dropping out to complete our next album NO LOVE. see you when it's done. (there are no longer any scheduled shows)"
The band, who played Coachella in April, have dates scheduled starting tonight in their hometown of Sacramento up until 6/21 in Minneapolis. They're also supposed to play ATP in NJ in September. Promoters we talked to found out about the alleged tour cancellation via the Facebook message too, and have yet to confirm if it's real. The Sacramento Electronic Music Fest, where they're supposed to play tonight, doesn't have any cancellation message on their website.

The Facebook post already has a ton of comments. Here are some choice ones:

" I'm not massively angry at this. I'm totally crestfallen though. I wish there was a bit more info about. I've rang ticket vendors and venues and no one seems to know a thing. Also if this actually is the true then a sorry in the post would've just been common courtesy. Wow, reading this back I can see how hilariously British this all sounds!"
And:
Dudes need to shape the fuck up. I love Zach Hill as a musician... but as a person the dude has got to fucking get his shit together if he wants to not have this all go way over his head. I mean, the dude has been touring all across the world for years... finally gets a solid project going since Hella with some guys and then they cancel a tour for like their third time? Then people start coming out about how the individual members are (which I know the truth about Zach Hill, always have, seen facts of his shit) and it's all starting to add up that either these dudes don't give a shit in the worst way possible, or they're full of themselves in the worst way possible.

Either way, the music remains great, but fuck them and their shady bullshit.

And:
The way certain people on here are reacting to this is wayyy out of context in terms of the way these guys work... If any of you could grasp a single second's substance of their message that they portray in their music well then you would comprehend that following the ordinary model for a musician to tour once an album is released is THE last thing this group is concerned with. Instead they are offering TWO full blown pieces of work which would give you 3 releases to listen to from a group, who would be, at that time only two years into their formation. Yeah sure that doesn't mean what they did was all dandy and fine and everyone should be smiling about it but if you sat on this comment box and pulled out a "OMG YU GUYZ CANT DO DISSS" or a "WUZ IT LA RIED DAT SAID U CUDNT COME OUT 2 PLAYYYY??" - well then you don't understand that this group probably cares more about finishing off that album that they promised EVERYONE they would release under a major label, than all of our shitty little opinions, including mine......YO WHO THE FUCK AM I KIDDING THO, FLATLANDER THE FUCK U PLAYING U AT SON? ZACH...THE FUCK U PLAYING AT SON? RIDE.....WHY THE FUCK IS YOU TOO BUSY TRIMMING DAT BEARD TO PLAY A SHIT LITTLE SET FOR US SON?
Stay tuned for more details.

Death Grips previously announced their plans to release two albums on Epic, including the great Money Store which was released on 4/24.

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Comments (60)

Don't book a tour just to cancel it to make a new album. Honor your obligations, shitheads.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 6:05 PM

More importantly, does anyone really care?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 6:19 PM

How are these guys on a major label? Seriously baffling.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 6:24 PM

How is this music? A bunch of tone deaf homoerotic dudes are into this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 6:28 PM

What Death Grips did is indefensible.

Every venue should sue them for their guarantee since the venue lost a night booking them. What if I passed up a show or two (or three) because I booked Death Grips for that night? I lost the chance to book another show.

What's with the bipolar dude who defends them by speaking English then reverts into "What I think a black person sounds like" jibberish? Fuckin' maroon.

Fuck this band.

Posted by D | May 5, 2012 6:45 PM

I want to see Death Grips

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 6:46 PM

This stinks worse than the shit I just took.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 6:52 PM

^me too!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 6:53 PM

I have been a huge fan of Death Grips since they released their first mixtape but this absolutely infuriates me. I bought tickets the day they started selling them and was looking forward to this show for a while.

It's not that they cancelled that pisses me off. It's the principle of the thing. They never apologized for it, they did it RIGHT before the tour was going to start, there hasn't been one word about refunds, and they pretty much took everyone's money before they did anything. And this is all because of an album everyone KNEW was supposed to be released at some point. Zach Hill even confirmed in an interview that they were about 70% done with their next album. They could've at least informed people about the cancellation a week before the tour, not one day.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 7:04 PM

Zach Hill = Axl Rose

True rock professionals

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 7:04 PM

A source close to the band has confirmed....They Broke up.

Posted by Will Acres | May 5, 2012 7:04 PM

Why does 6:53 know what 6:52's shit smells like?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 7:05 PM

For $3.99 a minute, you can find out what BOTH their shits smell like!

Posted by Psychic Friends Network | May 5, 2012 7:21 PM

The Wife/Kid combo would never do this. Those dudes are PROFESSIONALS.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 7:22 PM

Looks like he death gripped you all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 7:39 PM

A new record is great, but everyone wants to here you play the songs they know. Then when you finish new record they want you to tour again. That is sorta how it works.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 9:29 PM

Did the conversation really go to that level? Re:"Band fronted by a ..." So a band is unprofessional, so they deal with the consequences. Don't go there. Insulting.

Posted by SER | May 5, 2012 9:57 PM

maybe you guys need to all stop buying into this flash-in-the-pan pitchfork hipster bullshit. what did you expect, really?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 9:57 PM

What is up with the racism of a certain poster here? If anything, MC Ride has the most to lose from the group canceling shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 11:04 PM

Oh no, they canceled a tour! Big deal, shows don't mean shit anyway. Artists have nothing to prove with a live show, especially in 2012. I'd rather have them prep a new album. In fact, shows all around suck. I know for a fact I wouldn't want to be standing around with 2000 pricks when I can sit comfortably in my own home listening to their music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2012 11:59 PM

^^
?????????

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 12:07 AM

watching people cry about this is gold... i like some of their stuff but seriously, who gives a fuck. move on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 12:10 AM

k

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:45 AM

LOL @ white people that like this shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:50 AM

trhey rptobably did. or thrye probably didnt';

Posted by rexrb ctarton | May 6, 2012 2:21 AM

At SEML and they are still a no-show.

Posted by Theo | May 6, 2012 3:23 AM

WTF? This is a new low BV commentators. I am disgusted.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 10:38 AM

I think BV should implement something like comments via Facebook login only... So these hordes of Anonymous wankers would disappear into oblivion...

Posted by JMA666 | May 6, 2012 10:48 AM

Serious question - is this band any good? I listened to a few song samples, but definitely not the kind of music you can get a real feel for on 30 second snippets. Sounds pretty cool, not sure about the "vocals" though. Reminds me of DMX meets some deep Euro techno or something.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 11:03 AM

1. Require login to post comments
2. Ban users like 7:56.

Problem solved.
Why hasn't this happened yet?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 11:13 AM

Are they gonna book Podunk, IA next time around?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 12:11 PM

"1. Require login to post comments
2. Ban users like 7:56.
Problem solved.
Why hasn't this happened yet?"

Because this is America. First Amendment. People can say whatever the fuck they want, end of story. Pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 12:49 PM

Users likes 7:56 wouldn't have the balls to post things like he posted, if their name was attached to it. Anonymity is the fav. tool of the weakener... That's why the internet is filled with filth.

Posted by JMA666 | May 6, 2012 1:05 PM

Because at this point it's clear BV gets a sick thrill out of the racist, sexist, queer bashing comments posted here. There's a difference between free speech and hosting a message board exclusively for depraved, hipster white supremacists.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:11 PM

...And to answer 11:03 - no, this band is pure shit. Sony-sponsored buzzband shit no one will remember in two years time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:17 PM

No, it's because ad revenue will go down once hits go down which will happen when there's less controversy to gawk at.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:20 PM

this sites obsession with shows/concerts is hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:34 PM

ding ding ding

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:37 PM

@12:49 Fine. Say what you want. But then show your face. I dare you. Pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:46 PM

Dear 12:49 -- unless you think BV is the government or a state actor, I don't really see how the 1st Amendment applies here or freedom of speech at all really. Not to belabor the point, but a private website can censor you all it wants. The government cannot. Understand?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 1:52 PM

Being an anonymous troll isn't a God-given right, its a privilege bestowed by unscrupulous private websites who don't take their responsibility to the cultural discourse seriously.

Re: 11:13; I think if (1) is implemented, there won't even be a need for (2).
A little super-ego will take care of most of the trolls

Posted by Steven | May 6, 2012 2:19 PM

Thom Yorke is a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 2:27 PM

please disable all comments on this website. Please bring it back to simply the music. Im directing this at you BV.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 2:28 PM

they're gonna instate disqus anyday now. all subsidiary BV sites (i.e. BV Austin, etc.) are using disqus as a sort of beta-test and it isn't really affecting traffic. so it's just a matter of time.

personally, i never write hate on here - i'm just lazy. i might comment less bc i'm lasy as hell and don't wanna have to type in a login/pass everytime i wanna post some info.

but yea IMPLEMENT DISQUS ON ALL BROOKYLYNVEGAN THREADS

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 2:42 PM

"Because at this point it's clear BV gets a sick thrill out of the racist, sexist, queer bashing comments posted here."

wrong. racist comments/commenter deleted.

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 6, 2012 2:48 PM

maybe KBK can play the shows instead? smokin' hot with some big ones. that's all anyone cares about with her anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 3:10 PM

lol its punk rock fuck off

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 3:59 PM

I want Team Sleep to tour again. Make it happen Chino and Zach.

Posted by JT | May 6, 2012 5:54 PM

Thanks for taking some anti-racist action BV. Much appreciated!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 6:17 PM

mean people suck

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 6:46 PM

Was there ever a time when comments on this site were somewhat, you know, normal?

Posted by swann | May 7, 2012 12:00 AM

Yorke is a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2012 12:51 AM

I'll take that as a resounding "no."

Posted by swann | May 7, 2012 1:58 AM

yeah there definitely was. in the really early days BV had a more earnest posting style (not knocking the blog's style now, it's just different) and the comments were also much friendlier. over the years it's devolved into more and more of a troll haven.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2012 7:03 AM

why the fuck am i reading these comments?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2012 11:13 AM

Mean people do suck, but so do self-appointed internet police interloping hipster liberal-arts-college-morality scenesters. Yeah, they suck a lot worse than mean people.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2012 11:54 AM

Ticketmaster's already refunding tix.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2012 2:46 PM

ed too yesterday.. I only met him once very briefly, but have been a HUGE supporter,believe

Posted by TN Pas Cher | May 16, 2012 3:01 AM

i saw death grips at coachella it was like a nightmare in the best way and this tour cancellation is like a bad dream in the worst way

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 5:40 PM

totally cool

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 5:13 PM

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