22.5.08

When Your Number's Up

Yeah, you heard. Apparently, it gets even worse. That's all I know or even want to know for now. We got robbed at the very end of tour in a totally unreal, extremely sketchy series of events that still makes no sense at all, only leads to paranoia, anger and a total loss of faith. Passports, money, all the costs of the tour. Either way, whoever did it, it was a bullet in the head, the end of the line. A sudden and totally fucked up way for it to end, which I know will be fitting when I look back on it. All we could do was play the show, badly, and go our ways with whatever money we could muster. I hitched a ride back to Prague with Tomas. Since I can't do a fucking thing about it, I'm going to hang out with my girl, and friends, stare at some Czech mountains and try not to think about it. Needless to say, all outstanding plans are off. All this shit aside, thanks to everyone that helped out and travelled from all over for the shows on this tour, all the kids and bands we played and stayed with. Minus a few fucked up shows, it was probably the best tour we ever had. Thanks everyone for your good wishes. I'll elaborate when I'm home next week, for now - yes it's true, and yes it's over.

81 comments:

Robb Edge said...

I'd heard rumours, but hoped they weren't true. I'm totally bummed out by this. I saw you guys in Newport, and it was one of the best shows I've ever been to. It was definitely the loudest.

This is so lame.

Aaron said...

fuck.

Martin said...

Its sooo fucked up, man!! i fuckin hate the person who did that...

Great to see you guys and it was awesome to hang out together...

I hope you guys wont have shit like that anymore :((

Chris, giz a shout on my mail someday!


Good luck guys!!

Jon K. said...

Hey Chris -

Sorry to hear shit went really bad.

If there's anything I can do, let me know.

Jon K.

cmartin519 said...

R.I.P. Get back home safe.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit. What a bummer.

JimmyIsANihilist said...

Holy gay. Well, good luck with everything and I hope you all get home safe. Thanks for the good music and good times :(

Anonymous said...

This is terrible news. I wish you guys would play another show. I have no desire to go to S.C.E.N.E. this year now.

-Jesse Morris

Dave Buston said...

I'm sorry. That sucks. What else can I say?

thijs said...

I saw cursed for the first time last sunday and monday (their last 2 shows) and i can punch myself the whole day for not checking them out earlier!

too bad about what happened, me and some kids who are busy doing some benefit shows in holland to get some of the money back for cursed...hopefully it helps!

grtz
xthijsx

Anonymous said...

Terrible.

Christer said...

What? You guys got robbed? Damn, that's just fucking terrible! If there is somebody in this world that don't deserve it, it's you guys..
I said it on the show in Oslo, but you guys are some of the best people I've met in a long time..
It's such a bummer to hear about the robbing.. It's just awful! But again; thanks for a great time in Oslo, and thanks for giving us the best first-show in our lives..
Give me your address (send us a message at myspace.com/shinraofnorway or something like that) , and I'll send a copy of our demo if you want one..

with love and regards,
Chris (the leadsinger of Shinra)

Anonymous said...

well i for one am crushed. it was a good run and am fucking bummed to see you go out on such a sour note. hope you guys make it home and can recover from this atrocity. good luck fellas and looking forward to see whatever directions you guys decide to take now.

Anonymous said...

I'm so fucking depressed about this. It seriously makes me feel sick. Are you guys taking donations at all?

Kevin said...

for fucks sake. really? weak.

JGslc said...

So completely shitty. Sorry to hear all of this, sorry for you guys and sorry for the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

fuck that piece of shit that robbed you guys.


-Brody

andrew aircraft said...

this is really sad news. i wish i could've seen you guys one more time. i hope everything works out as well as it can for you all. best of luck. cursed will be missed. -andrew aircraft

Mark said...

WHAT THE FUCK.

gulo gulo said...

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr fuck!

Sound it Out said...

That hurts my heart.

The new record is so fucking good. I run a record store and I've been pushing the hell out of it, if that's any consolation.

I'm sorry that humanity is such a bummer. Thanks for everything.

Mark said...

Damn! What a fucked up thing to rob a band (or anybody).
I am so sorry to hear that you guys called it an end! I love your music and I missed out on all your Holland shows..

daley said...

lovely. just lovely.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your luck, Cursed was one of the best bands to come out of Canada and you'll be sorrily missed by a lot of people.

Thanks though, you've opened my ears up to all sorts of new music.

The Dying Machine said...

Aw shit.

nick said...

no, it can't happen like this.

Necktie Grins said...

Jesus christ. Shitty news.

Anonymous said...

Chris, sorry, such bad news, really sorry to hear it. My thoughts are with you guys. - Daragh

jaymills said...

Well, fuck. Now I'll never be able to tackle you and scream along with Magic Fingers.

Hélio said...

I can´t believe...please the cursed isn´t over...I love this fuckin´band!!!

morgantician said...

I'll never be the same.

WHIPS said...

give me a paypal adress so i can send you some $$$ i not rich but i can help! or send me a email at turbowhips@hotmail.com!

BJ said...

please set up a paypal account or something so that we can get you back to north america safely.

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so.

Anonymous said...

we're organizing some benefiet shows in Holland. Hope we can get some money for you guys. Same goes for the label! Say hi to tomas for me and the rest of the gang.
Willem

chrisapproach said...

i'm really sorry to hear this,what a fuckup!
i saw you in groningen on this tour and it was a awesome.
i hope this helps.

Amanda said...

fucking brutal.

if any of you need a place to crash in Amsterdam, our lovely sofa beckons.

amandaontheleftAThotmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

this is some sad shit.

ric o'doom said...

well that's the bummer of the day... what a scumbag trick to do! hopefully something will rise from the ashes cos quite frankly i'm gutted! you've been consistantly the best hardcore band i've heard in time so, to quote abba, thank you for the music...

you owned in leeds!

peace, love & noise! - o'doom x-x-x

Nicola Toxico said...

Worst. news. ever..

NathanTipton said...

Fuck. I'm glad you guys came to Michigan and that I had the chance to see you. It's a total bummer what happened, and I hope everything ends up working out.

Pale man said...

Loved your show in Tilburg... for what it's worth...

stephedge said...

this fucking sucks.
im sorry guys

Anonymous said...

Color me bummed the fuck out.

Steve said...

This is terrible news. I got to see you guys not too long ago in Ottawa at End Hits.

You guys were amazing. This is terrible news. I've been a huge fan for a while. I can't believe what happened.

I mean, I'm not sure what the events were that happened but I'm sure it was really shitty, but why call it quits? I mean can't the show go on. Maybe a break or something.

Why can't everyone just stay positive?

that being said, I wish you all the best in whatever your future holds. I can only hope to see Cursed as a band again one day.

Stay Positive.

Steve

dan said...

you guys will be missed dearly

if there's any way we can help you gain some of the money back that you lost (a paypal donation account, buying leftover merch from the tour), please post about it and I'm sure I and many others will be glad to help.

Anonymous said...

why the fuck aren't your label jumping in and helping you out?

x Benny said...

this is fucked. seriously the worst news ever.
hope you guys are all ok.
speak soon.
Bxxx

Anonymous said...

CHRIS, CAN I SET UP A PAYPAL FUND ON BEHALF OF THE BAND (If you guys don't already have a paypal account)???

Please Chris... If you're reading this, give me the OK and lets see what we can do to help you guys.

Also understand if you just don't want to deal.

Chris M.(basketcase)

James said...

hey chris, it's james from titan.

this news pretty much devastated me. i'm really glad i got to know you guys this year and it meant a lot to me to play with you as many times as we did. the whole of southern ontario has been pretty sullen the past few days. it's like a mourning. i really hope you can get this solved and at least home, if you're not back already.

for everyone else, here's some ways us local toronto kids have set up to help Cursed:

Dave O'Connor of Our Father and Burning Love (CC's other band) has set up a paypal account to help them get home and recover costs. Dave is a friend of mine, and a friend of Cursed's so it is a reputable, legit source.

send paypal donations to:
doc.illustration@gmail.com

also, local toronto dude Peter has decided to auction off the limited /85 "Good Friday Edition" of the III LP, with hand photocopied cover that has up until now been unofficially banned from ebay. All funds going towards Cursed. Basically nobody outside of southern ontario has one of these, and it may be the only time it ever appears on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280229581837

spread the word.

take care chris, dan, christian, mike. hope to see you soon.

-james

Laura Bailey said...

you guys need to find an embassy STAT! report your passports and documents so they can start the process of getting you home. We need you!!!

but have fun in Europe, its a fucking amazing place.

zero-co said...

I can't believe that...when I heard this news, I cried.
I really wanted to see your show in Japan...

Davie said...

If you ever make it back to sunny glasgow, you guys always know you've got a floor it mine.
Greatist, most awesome band I've had the pleasure of knowing.

R.I.P
Davie

adrian said...

steve is fucking right
give it a break and give your fans a chance to help you out..
remember when i said to you "keep up the good work" at groezrock?
keep going guys.
adrian

anton Rothstein said...

i can't believe this. hopefully you'll all recover from the shit this asshole has been serving you. fuck!

Anonymous said...

at least i got to see you guys for one last time in montreal, it was probably one of the craziest and loudest shows ive ever seen and im glad i was part of it.

but i just hope that who ever screwed you guys gets whats coming to them.

Anonymous said...

Cursed was perhaps the most important hardcore band in the world for the past four years.

this is so, so sad.

Anonymous said...

I was at your show in Milan, it was fucking good..and the "photo session" after the show in the factory it's a great memory!
Can't believe you call it a day..hope it's not a definitive end.
If you need some help me and my band are ready to rise some money for the mighty CURSED!!
contact us at: hungrylikerakovitz@email.it

We still love you dudes!
Enrico & Hungry Like Rakovitz.

Anonymous said...

i am going to kill that son of a fuckwit who robbed you guys. What the fuck! This bummed me out hard, I will never ever see cursed play. Thanks to the asshole who jacked your stuff.

Johanna Torell, Sweden said...

i can just say how lucky i feel to have seen you play on this tour, an amazing show and you are all amazing people, thank you for everything and good luck.

Johanna
jt_mimmi@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Fuck this!

I thought I'd come by to read how you got home safely and drop a line to thank you guys for the couple shows we did together...

...and then I get to read this shit. I'm really fucking sorry for you guys! Can't believe this kind of shit has to happen to the bands like you. It leaves me fucking speechless!

Thank you anyways and all the best to come!

Toni/ Rotten Finnish Mongoloids

Anonymous said...

i saw you guys back when radwan was still in the band. all i can say is that i hope you can get things together once you get back in canada, and eventually do something again. i don't get bummed about hardly any bands these days when they have trouble, but YOU guys are an exception. i can say that i am shocked and very sad.

Anonymous said...

We need you guys. Please rethink about this decision cause there's lots of people who love you guys. Im soo sorry for what happened but you cant breakup like this. We fucking love you guys and we wish to sing along with you again.

Patrick said...

fuck

DZGN™ said...

i read in some blog that my favorite band ended.. i had to come here to confirm.. i cant believe this shit, and never got the chance to see them live.. fuck.
Best wishes for all you guys...

Artur

Anonymous said...

THIS IS TOTAL SHIT- Set up a paypal account your fans can get you guys back on your feet(financialy), but i understand if the reasons are deeper then just money

Hamilton, we truely miss, the almighty CURSED!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad to hear this news. You guys were one of my favorite band. I saw you in Caen (France) two times and your show was totally amazing (2005 and a few weeks ago).

Anonymous said...

Cursed changed my life.

Fuck.

Anonymous said...

yep
_dur c'est sur... mais bon comme j'aime dire "life is what you make it..."
un peu de repos... se ressourcer c'est important... et puis de la relativité, c'est dur je sais mais bon l'essentiel est preservé... vous... et puis des gens qui vous kiffent... qui ont laissé de leur economie et de leur sueur a vos concerts...

[joke/joke] c'est vrai qu'avec un nom comme le votre "cursed" vous étiez un peu predestinés... mais le temps sera panser vos plaies et resouder ce qui semble aujourd'hui a vos yeux detruit...

musicalement
et
cordialement

l
e
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Anonymous said...

set up a paypal account so we can get you back to Canada, Hamilton will not be the same without CURSED closeby

Anonymous said...

keep singing...

keep moving...

don`t stop yo,man!!!

nick said...

aghhhhhhh, fuck

Lo-Res Viscera said...

People suck.
Please don't quit.
You guys were on top of it.
COME BACK HARDER!

Marcelo Fonseca said...

hi, i domain the english words, but understand your pain...very very sad...
i listen, and follow the cursed paths years ago from my country brazil. i wish peace in your hearts...

bye.

Anonymous said...

Fuck. No. Don't.

Mike said...

There's atleast 75 people in this comment space alone that don't want you to break up. I think that's a sure sign you need to elaborate or just keep crushing our skulls.

Anonymous said...

I felt genuine sorrow and disbelief upon hearing this news. Thank you for inspiring your audience, relieving our pain, and standing up against adversity. Look forward to positive news from the band and what your musical endeavors will be.

Martin said...

Chris!!! you and Mike DC are the best songwriters ever!!!
get your fuckin asses back to doin music cuz you're the hope.

Maaan, theres no chance you can break up!!!

guys, hangin out in Oslo was one of the best things in my life, dont split up, please!!

Marty

Anonymous said...

Ahh fuck! It's gotta be the fucking Illuminati that did it! Your music is a direct threat to them.

Don't give up now! fuck!..

Anonymous said...

Still do not want to contemplate no more cursed....

Anonymous said...

Hi
From the soggy depths of leitrim (ireland)ou guys were the best band ever, and i never got to see you play live or anything, i'm so sad. anyway guys, best of luck and keep us posted