Fei Comodo call it quits, push back final tour

By Tom Aylott

Despite the new album being only days away, Fei Comodo have pulled the plug on their grand adventure.

Writing on their website, the band left a statement that you can read below with their now rearranged tour dates.

“Hey guys

Hope you’re all well.

Writing letters like this is never fun or easy, but it is with heavy heart that we have decided to call time on Fei Comodo. Although it might seem to many of you like this has come out of the blue, in truth it’s something we’ve all struggled with for some time now.

Our band has been together since 2003, and in that time we have achieved so much. Out on the road together, the five of us have played so many great shows and festivals, including both Download and the tent headline at Sonisphere, toured with countless amazing bands both here in the UK and overseas, and we really have made some great friends along the way.

September 2008 saw the release of our mini-album ‘They All Have Two Faces’, which went down really well, and frankly at the time, we were damn proud of it. The plan was then to release our debut full-length a year later. That time came round much quicker than we had anticipated and after a year of touring in support of ‘They All Have Two Faces’, September 2009 rolled around & we didn’t have our album ready! So the five of us, desperate not to fall too far behind on our next release, hit the studio hard at the beginning of November. We wrote & recorded a whole album, that again, at the time, we were all really proud of. This album went on to be named ‘Behind The Bright Lights’.

Unknowingly to us, this was to be the first, & last time we would enter the studio together to record a full-length album.

For a number of reasons beyond our control, it has taken around 3 very long years to get this album released. Over that period we have grown a lot as friends and as a band and although we are pleased to finally be releasing ‘Behind The Bright Lights’ for you all to hear, we simply are not that band anymore and can no longer pretend to be. The reality is that in the time that has passed between us recording this album in November 2009 and releasing it now in 2012 we’ve changed both as a band & as people. To continue when we’re not 100% into what were doing is just not possible for us any longer.

This has been undoubtedly one of the hardest & biggest decisions that the five of us have ever had to make but thank you so much to everyone that came to see us play & followed us throughout this journey. It has been incredible and we don’t regret any of it. Had ‘Behind The Bright Lights’ been released earlier things might be very different, but it is with great sadness to us that now we’ll just never know.

We’re still very much working on the PledgeMusic project and will be making the album available there. You guys have been so supportive of the record there and it means so much. We’ve extended the project by some weeks and for those of you asking about that, the reason will now be clear. We wanted to give as many of you as possible time to get involved in this album before the project closes. Right now, this is where you need to go if you want a copy of the album. We’ll ensure that the main 12 tracks get up on iTunes, Spotify and the other usual download stores but if you want to get the extended version with the extra audio & video – it’ll probably be a 2 disc set – then PledgeMusic is the place to go. We’ll confirm the new release date and all the relevant details on it for you soon.

The tour has been moved back to July & the bands that we had invited along on the original shows are still coming out. If you have a ticket for a show already (thank you!), it will remain valid. The new dates (and supports) are:

July 2012

Sun 22 – GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
(Tbc, I Divide)

Mon 23 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 3
(Paige, I Divide)

Tue 24 – LONDON, O2 Academy 2
(Paige, Evarose, I Divide)

Wed 25 – LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2
(Paige, I Divide)

Thu 26 – NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy 2
(Evarose, I Divide)

Fri 27 – STOKE, Underground
(Evarose, I Divide)

Sat 28 – OXFORD, O2 Academy
Skeletor presents

Sun 29 – NORWICH, Waterfront
(Evarose, I Divide)

Mon 30 – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
(Evarose, I Divide)

August 2012

Wed 1 – YORK, Stereo
(Evarose, I Divide)

Tickets are available now from all usual outlets or via links on our Tumblr. Facebook events are here – fill them up!

All shows will still include local openers and if you haven’t already put your vote forward do it now on our Facebook app. All other shows we’ve already announced will remain unaffected.

You will definitely see more from all of us in other musical ventures, & we can only hope that you enjoy them half as much as we know some of you have enjoyed Fei Comodo.

We want the coming weeks to be a celebration of what the band means to all of us and of everything that we’ve been through together, and we’d love it if you’d come and join us on the road to sing some songs one last time.

We can’t thank you enough for the love and support you’ve shown our band.

See you soon

Marc, Will, Mike, Jay & Rob
Fei Comodo”

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