And the announcements keep coming (not like we’re complaining or anything) for the Fat Wreck anniversary show. The label has just announced the appearance of No Use and Friends. What is No Use and Friends you may ask? The remaining members of No Use For a Name will be performing with various members of the Fat Wreck roster performing lead vocals in honor of Tony Sly. The label issued the following statement:
We at FAT have been so excited putting together our 25 year anniversary tour. It really is an epic year, and a stellar celebration… still, something is missing. It just doesn’t seem right for us to party without one of our founding FAT bands. We’ve managed to wrangle Propagandhi, Tilt, and Bracket, but we are left with a hole in our heart when it comes to No Use For a Name. FAT’s history is so closely intertwined with No Use For a Name, we knew we had to come up with some way to include them in our celebration. Of course, no one can replace our dear departed friend Tony Sly, but why not gather NUFAN alumni, Matt Riddle, Rory Koff, Dave Nassie (and more) and invite an amazing cast of FAT band members to sing lead vocals? We’re calling it No Use and Friends, and it’s a way to celebrate all that No Use For a Name has meant and still does mean to our label. Let’s make sure that No Use knows how much we love them, and how important they are in FAT’s history. Check them out Sunday, August 23rd, in San Francisco… it’s probably your last chance.
The Fat Wreck 25th anniversary show will be taking place on August 22nd and 23rd in San Francisco, CA. Check out the full lineup here.