According to a recent post on their Facebook page, The Flatliners have been forced to drop off their east coast tour with Single Mothers and Solids, as they have been denied entrance to the United States. You can read the band’s statement on the ordeal below.
The Flatliners’ latest full-length album Dead Language was released in September of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. Frontman Chris Cresswell has since released a solo record through Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape’s One Week Records.
“Well, we thought we would have better news today, but it seems as though US Immigration is still sitting on their hands. It pains us to say it, but we will have to pull out of all our shows up to and including Tuesday in Richmond.
For almost a decade we have been taking the legit route into the US to play shows, and this year should be no different. Alas, we are now stuck waiting for someone to stamp a piece of paper. An apparent backlog at the US Immigration office in Vermont has resulted in all work visa renewals to be pushed back.
After spending several hours at the border yesterday, on the phone with union officials, congress people, and lawyers, we have done everything in our legal power to expedite the process. The response from US Immigration remains the same. “Wait it out.”
All shows will go on without us, and we urge you to still go out and support our friends Single Mothers and Solids. They are two killer bands that certainly deserve your attention and presence.
All we can do is continue to wait and try to catch up as best we can. And we will, of course, keep everyone posted on any news we have. We appreciate everyone’s understanding in the matter and know that we will reschedule these dates as quickly as we can.
Bureaucracy: 1 / The Flatliners: 0″
Here are the dates the support bands will be playing on their own:
Solids & The Fad
10.25 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
Single Mothers & Solids
10.26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
10.27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10.28 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
And here are the rest of The Flatliners’ planned tour dates for 2014:
10.30 – Ybor City, FL – Pre-Fest
11.01 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest 13
11.03 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade*
11.04 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival*
11.05 – Chicago, IL – Metro*
11.06 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock*
11.07 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre*
11.08 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey*
11.09 – Austin, TX – FUN FUN FUN FEST
11.11 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red*
11.12 – San Diego, CA – Irenic*
11.13 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club*
11.14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*
11.15 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour*
11.16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s*
11.18 – Portland, OR – Star Theater^
11.19 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey^
11.20 – Vancouver, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre^
11.21 – Kelowna, Canada – Doc Willoughby’s Public House^
11.22 – Edmonton, Canada – Ritchie Hall^
11.23 – Calgary, Canada – The Nite Owl^
11.25 – Regina, Canada – The Exchange^
11.26 – Winnipeg, Canada – The Park Theatre^
11.28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency^
11.29 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar^
12.11 – London, Canada – Call The Office**
12.12 – Toronto, Canada – The Opera House**
12.13 – Ottawa, Canada – Ritual*^
* w/ Hot Water Music
^ w/ The Greenery
** w/ The Dirty Nil
*^ w/ The Dirty Nil, Such Gold, PUP