Fire When Ready
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The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
Fire When Ready was apparently assaulted during a show in Greensboro, NC last week. The band has been recovering at a friend's house in Greenville, SC and will resume the tour (with Anterrabae) on January 14th in Nashville, TN. Here's an extensive statement from the band regarding the incident:
"We want to tell you guys what happened last night before you hear too many rumors. We played a show in Greensboro, NC last night. During the show we were assaulted by a group of about 15 guys. We have a variety of injuries that we are trying to let heal right now. Brandon has a large gash on the back of his head, a busted nose, some of his front teeth were kicked in, glass in his head and back, a large gash on his back, two busted lips, and a variety of other bruises and cuts. Justin has glass in his head and back, a large gash on the side of his head, some bruised ribs, and a large cut on his back. Steve, Travis, and Jesse (our new merch guy) have some bruised ribs, cut lips, and a few other cuts and bruises. We want to assure you guys that we are going to be ok. Some of these injuries have been treated already. Brandon may need to see a doctor in the next day or so for his teeth and head. A friend of ours started a PayPal account to help us pay medical expenses. I am told it has circulated around the internet quite a bit. We want to let you guys know that we are not going to plea with you to donate to us. We know there are a lot of other more important causes to give your money to. Your emails and phone calls have done much more then money can do. If you have given money already we appreciate it. We love you guys! We are going to do our best to try and explain why this happened. It is hard to make sense of something this ignorant and stupid. Earlier in the show, there were things done that upset us. Without going into much detail we had to sit through all kinds of prejudicial language and other ridiculous actions most of the night. During the set Brandon spoke out against specific negative things that had happened to kids that night. About mid-set Brandon jokingly spoke out about a large group of people who had left as soon as we started playing. I am sure he will tell you more about this at a later time. During the last song, about 15 people came in from outside. They attacked Brandon and knocked him to the floor. Justin stepped in to defend him and after a little while they were able to knock him to the floor as well. For about a minute Brandon and Justin were punched, kicked, and basically stomped. Travis, Jesse, Steve, and some members of the other bands on tour with us were able to finally stop the assault. We left the club soon after. Our band will never support violence of ANY kind at ANY show. We do not care whether it is directed at us or someone else. We will not remain quiet when we see or hear things that are blatantly wrong and hateful. We do not support homophobia, degradation of women, racism, or any other predatory behavior that is becoming more and more prevalent in the scene. We won't back down from our beliefs and we won't ever stop speaking against any injustice. We don't ask for your pity or money, we just ask for awareness and progress. We also don't wish any harm physically or verbally to the guys who hurt us. We just want you guys to think before you act, we promise we'll do the same."
Dates have been solidified for the upcoming Anterrabae and Fire When Ready Winter tour. Here's the schedule:
1/2 Bloomfield NJ @ the Bloomfield Cafe
1/3 Philadelphia PA @ Tribeca
1/4 Baltimore MD the Mojo Room w/ Age Of Ruin
1/5 Fredericksburg VA @ Shooters w/ Age Of Ruin
1/6 Greensboro NC @ Somewhere Else Tavern w/ Age Of Ruin
1/7 Myrtle Beach SC @ the Lime Light w/ Age Of Ruin
1/8 Summerville SC @ Summerville American Legion w/ Age Of Ruin
1/9 Orlando FL @ the Back Booth
1/10 Tupelo MS @ The Rockwell Center
1/12 Baton Rouge LA @ The Darkroom
1/13 Little Rock AR @ Blank Generation
1/14 Nashville TN @ the Muse
1/15 Elizabethtown KY @ the Box
1/16 Cedar Falls IA @ The Phoenix
1/17 east peoria IL @ East Peoria Legion
1/18 Saginaw MI @ Jamestown Hall
1/19 Canton OH @ Fallen Eyes
1/20 Pittsburgh PA @ The Spider Lounge
1/22 Syracuse NY @ the Furnace (no FWR)
1/23 Pougkeepsie NY @ Club Crannell
1/26 Nashua NH @ Club Drifters (no FWR)
1/28 Tauton MA @ All About Record (no FWR)
1/29 albany NY @ the Shelter Skatepark