Shrinebuilder played a surprise show @ Europa (pics), cancel London show, add one w/ Mastodon in Virginia (tonight)
words & pics by BBG
Wino, Al Cisneros, and Scott Kelly at Europa
"Due to the travel disruptions in the UK, Shrinebuilder have unfortunately had to cancel [tonight]'s show (Sunday 18th April) The band have tried every option and done everything in their power to get to London but will not be able to make it in time. It took a volcano to stop us playing the show! They sincerely apologise for this cancellation but will make it up to everyone later in the year. We will be re-scheduling the show and announcing the new date as soon as we can. Tickets will be available for refund at the point of purchase, or be valid for the re-scheduled date." [ATP]
Counting Roadburn, that's two cancelled shows for Shrinebuilder so far. Roadburn, Coachella and others are feeling the sting of Volcanofail 2010, but some cities actually have ADDED shows because of it. According to Volcom, Shrinebuilder (who are supposed to be in the UK) has been added to the bill at The National in Richmond tonight (4/18). They join Neurosis pals Mastodon with Betweeen The Buried and Me and Valient Thorr (that tour adds Baroness and plays Starland Ballroom on Wednesday). No word on the fate of the remainder of their European tour dates but it looks grim thus far. They're scheduled to play De Kreun in Kortrijk on Monday.
Shrinebuilder also played a surprise not-Roadburn show on Friday night (4/16) at Europa wth Thinning The Herd. As usual, Shrinebuilder were tight and focused, but with plenty of room to loosely riff over the doom proceedings. Scott Kelly remarked that they weren't "prepared to play their third NYC show in six months", so the set list was pretty similar to previous appearances (check out pics from LPR, a second set, and NYU). But the band did add a cover of "Effigy" by Creedence Clearwater Revival - the first time they had ever performed the song - to freshen things up. Video of that song, more pictures from the show, and the setlist, below...
Thinning The Herd
Shrinebuilder - "Effigy", CCR cover, 4/16/10 at Europa, Brooklyn, NY
SHRINEBUILDER - UPDATED 2010 TOUR DATES
Apr 18 2010 The National Richmond, VA *
Apr 19 2010 De Kreun Kortrijk ???
Apr 20 2010 La Maroquinerie Paris
Apr 21 2010 Substage Karlsruhe
Apr 22 2010 Rote Fabrik Zurich
Apr 23 2010 Bloom Mezzago
Apr 24 2010 Bronson Ravenna
Apr 25 2010 Arena Vienna
Apr 26 2010 Futurum Prague
Apr 27 2010 Feierwerk Munich
Apr 28 2010 Conne Island Leipzig
Apr 29 2010 Berghain Berlin
Apr 30 2010 Asymmetry Festival Wroclaw
* w/Mastodon, Between The Buried and Me, Valient Thorr