It is with a heavy heart that The Heads confirm they will no longer be able to perform as Artist in Residence at this year’s Roadburn Festival.
Whilst The Heads are still actively recording and rehearsing, personal and professional issues prevent John McBain from joining The Heads live at this point. After many long conversations between original band members Simon, Hugo and Wayne it is felt that since John is unable to perform alongside them, they, as The Heads do not want to perform a show that will not fully realise their existing live legacy.
Simon Price: “This would have been our first gig for a while, to come back with John at Roadburn would have been great, a psyche meltdown. Sorry to anyone who was hoping to see us. I’m sure it will still be a really cool weekend, just gutted we can’t make it.”
Walter Roadburn: “I’m just as devastated as all of you that The Heads have cancelled their residency at Roadburn 2014. I’m a massive fan since the release of Relaxing with the… Heads, and having them as artists in residence ft. John McBain was a personal dream come true. Monster Magnet’s Spine of God along with The Heads’ Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere and Undersided rank among my favorite psych albums ever.
Over the years, I even have done lights for The Heads at several occasions, and I still pinch myself many times that it wasn’t a fever dream collaborating with them! The Heads’ residency was such a coup for Roadburn, it was a highlight of the festival in the making!
I dreaded to announce The Heads’ cancellation so much that I could barely sleep over the last few days, as I know how much they mean to all of you. I’m so sorry, but I can’t turn it around, I really wish I could… Believe me! Meanwhile, we’re working behind the scenes like crazy to keep the psychdelic freakflag high and will be announcing a replacement shortly.”
Tickets for the traditional Afterburner event on Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands are still available. Get in on the action HERE!