Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Will They, Won't They? (Updated Again)

In a sudden change of events, Zebrahead have removed the previous update in which they stated they would be playing the Leeds Slam Dunk Festival on May 25th, as well as removing the date from their upcoming tour schedule on their Official Site. This added to the fact that no announcement was made on their MySpace may seem a bit odd to some fans.

It may be (and hopefully for UK fans will be) the case that the band have to wait until they are officially confirmed for the show before they can announce it (properly). Otherwise we could be looking at another scenario similar to the previous SXSW announcement where by the band were unable to make the previously announced show due to other commitments. To remain positive though, it should be noted that in the case of the SXSW announcement, Zebrahead never officially announced they would be playing at all (neither on their MySpace or Official Site) instead the Get Happy MySpace made the announcement. So perhaps we are simply looking at the first scenario, where we have to wait for the Leeds Slam Dunk Festival to officially confirm them as the Punk/Ska headline band.

Expect an update one way or another once the answer to this one is confirmed.

UPDATE: Thanks to Neil from MFZB Message Boards from bringing it to my attention that the Official Leeds Slam Dunk Festival MySpace did in fact send out the following bulletin yesterday:

Date: Mar 18, 2008 11:05 AM
Body: Upd​ate​d lin​e-u​p in our​ blo​g!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Category: Music
Leeds University - Bank Holiday Sunday 25th May
Acts confirmed so far:
Cute Is What We Aim For
Boys Like Girls
Story Of The Year
You Me At Six
Kids In Glass Houses
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
We Are The Ocean
Big D & The Kids Table
Sonic Boom Six
Random Hand
Tonight Is Goodbye
Furthest Drive Home
All Or Nothing All Forgotten
+ more acts TBC...
Slam Dunk will be hosting 4 stages - Refectory, Stylus, Mine and the UK Bands Stage.
Doors open at 3pm with bands going on until 11pm (14+)
There will then be an aftershow in Stylus until 3am, which is included in the ticket price for those 18+.
Tickets are £17.50 adv and now onsale at as well as Jumbo and Crash Records in Leeds.
So it would appear they are in fact officially confirmed, which would imply they will be playing, yet the question still remains as to why the show and update were removed from the official site. Expect yet another update hopefully!

UPDATE: Zebrahead have once again added the initial update stating they WILL be playing the Slam Fest as well as more UK dates after that. So turns out everything is good regarding this and more UK dates!

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