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2012 Resolution: No more final shows

Another year is almost over. 2012 is on it’s way. It will be another great year to check out new music as much as dwell on the past. With reunion shows of American Nightmare, Verse, The Promise RingĀ and more announced there’s no stopping the reunion virus once again.

I personally have nothing against bands reuniting. In a way I get it. If you’ve put as much of yourself into playing music it starts to itch sometime. You want to get back on stage, have that outlet that once (two to eleven years ago) meant so much, or it’s the money.

But please people let’s stop doing final or last shows in 2012. Shows where people travel all over the world to see their favorite band one final time. IT’S NOT THE LAST TIME, MORON! Don’t buy that final show shirt or record for ebay’s sake.

Maybe bands that break up or go on hiatus should call it the last show for the coming years or the last show till we’re gone long enough for Groezrock/This Is Hardcore to be attractive to book us.

More cynical people might be on the impression that final shows are a great marketing scheme to get more market worth out of your band:

‘Hey guys we didn’t draw that many people on our last European tour. We sold less shirts.’

‘Really? Let’s call it quits and do nothing for a while. Sing it out for a couple of years.’

‘Five should be enough. We’ll be a legendary band by then and play bigger stages than we’re doing now.’

‘Yeah, maybe we can even do a new record or something.’

‘I don’t know if we should go there. Our last record pretty much sucked.’

So resolution number one for 2012: No more final shows.

And now I’ll leave the final word for Dave Hause:

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