A Message From Los Campesinos!



Announcing summer tour
plus departure of a key member.


By Blurt Staff


Los Campesinos, writing on their
blog – have revealed the departure of a Campesinos! as well as details of their
biggest tour yet of the USA
in August. Taken from the blog on www.loscampesinos.com the band had these comments:



 “This is a
difficult announcement to have to write, and one we’d have hoped we’d never
need to, but it is with a heavy heart we in Los Campesinos! need to announce
the forthcoming departure of Aleks Campesinos! from our number.

“After three years of LC!, in an incredible journey that has gone from
inaudible student union side room gigs to playing in front of thousands in
Caracas city centre; Aleks is now, as she always intended, departing the band
in order to return to her studies.

“In many ways, it would be great if there had been some falling out in the band
and that Aleks couldn’t bear to tour with us anymore, but that couldn’t be
further from the truth. We’re all better, closer friends now than we’ve ever
been, and this makes the decision tougher on both Aleks, and the other six of
us. We’ve always been very pragmatic when thinking about the future for Los
Campesinos!, and it is at this point that Aleks has decided her future does not
reside in flogging this LC! nonsense any  longer. Though she will remain a
Campesinos! for eternity. There’s no escaping that.

“It shouldn’t need saying, and perhaps it almost seems insensitive, but it’s
inevitable news of this nature will cause tongues to wag, so it’s best to
confirm that Los Campesinos! will continue as a band, stronger and more united
than ever. Though this news is being announced only now, it’s something we as a
band have been aware of, and preparing for, for the past year. The individual
joining the band to take on Aleks’ duties, and more, has been a friend of the
band for a long time and though we are understandably maudlin, nay, heartbroken,
this is coupled with a great excitement for what we intend to go on and achieve
in the near and distant future.


“In the meantime, we are finishing up Aleks’ final record with the band, and
can announce her final LC! shows – a US Tour, taking place in August.
Taking in our biggest indoor shows to date, as well as a happy return to the
site of our first US show (Lollapalooza), we navigate parts of America
previously unchartered by us, before Aleks’ very last shows come with a weekend
in the California sun. The girl will go out in fuckin style; we will make
completely sure of that.”

Writing on the band blog as well Aleks said, “I’m not sure I can really
find the right words to express how I feel about leaving the band. The past 3
years have given me some of the best times of my life full of incredible
experiences and wonderful people. I am really grateful to have been a part of
the Los Campesinos! story. I’m going to miss so much about the whole

Tickets for the newly announced US
dates will go on sale on June 5th. Support on all shows will come from Girls,
except where indicated.


Tour Dates:


8/4/09 – New York, NY @ Webster
8/5/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
8/6/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
8/7/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Spin Nightclub *
8/8/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/11/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
8/12/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
8/14/09 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
8/15/09 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
8/16/09 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse
8/19/09 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
8/20/09 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
8/21/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
8/22/09 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
8/23/09 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
8/25/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar *
8/28/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
8/29/09 – San Diego, CA @ Street Scene

* w/o Girls




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