Futures End Comments On Lack Of Tour Dates
Futures End has checked in with the following statement about the band's lack of touring and plans for upcoming live shows:
"Hello friends! As you know, we have been trying to get on the road for some time. Our dream of touring and playing for you all has been very close to realization on several occasions now, but each offer we have gotten has not been realistic in terms of financially and logistically getting it on the road. We had discussed a US tour with Pagans Mind last fall that was just a couple of steps away from reality when the plans were suddenly scrapped due to logistics and finances. We had toyed with the idea of playing Europe this spring, and were very close to making deals that would have facilitated that when we opted for a US tour at the behest of management we hired last fall. We had signed with a manager that was working hard at putting us on the road with Mindflow this spring. Plans had changed several times, and during the course of that relationship, both parties had discovered that we had differing ideas of how to accomplish our goals.
"Our manager worked very hard at his idea of how it should be done, and unfortunately we just couldn't not see eye to eye on the plan, or the goals. Ultimately due to these differences, we split with our manager amicably. We are now in the warm and caring embrace of Rob Lewis, who has manged so many successful tours in the past 20 years that I could not possibly provide enough space to list them. Rob managed Sadus on the road, and we are quite confident that working with Rob is the move that will get us out to play for you all. Rob understands the limitations that our situation presents us and has presented us with ideas for touring that meet our goals as well as make sense financially.
"What is very important for all to understand is that tours are unbelievably expensive, and without sponsorship by a label, or management, or other professional entity, it is left up to the band to cover the mighty expenses associated with going on the road. All of us are in our 4...er...30's ( believe me?) and simply cannot afford to spend 30, 60, 90 days on the road promoting an album that will barely make us enough money to fund the recording of another one. We self produced and self financed our first effort 'Memoirs of a Broken Man' and the costs are quite staggering. Touring extensively is not really an option for Futures End.
"However! Touring comfortably and reasonably for a few short weeks at a time with headliners that will draw a decent crowd in exchange for a minimum guarantee that we can bank on in order to obtain financial support for such an excursion is not only possibly, but currently in the works. We have explored options that will bring us all over the US in the 4 months following the first dates. We have also found that a European tour is not only possible, but is far more profitable than playing here at home.
"This is what Rob does. He is masterful at making every detail work so that we can get out and do what WE do: play kick ass progressive music. We have teamed up with another legend in the business that handles many of the bands that you know and love. Sometimes it takes awhile to put the right team together. We are in no hurry. And finally the team we have been needing has approached us with offers that make sense. So keep checking in with us. We have had many goals that seemed impossible to accomplish as a band, and thus far not one of them has been missed. Our goals of getting on the road to play in the US and Europe may take time to achieve, but there is just no way that with this motivated crew of professionals, that we wont. Metal to ya!"
You can also check out Futures End tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.
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