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TURBONEGRO Guitarist Falls Ill; Volcom Tour Postponed

March 21, 2008

The Volcom Tour originally featuring TURBONEGRO, VALIENT THORR, and YEAR LONG DISASTER has been postponed due to TURBONEGRO guitarist, Euroboy’s illness. TURBONEGRO issued the following statement:

“Due to serious illness with Euroboy, TURBONEGRO will be unable to perform on the forthcoming European Volcom tour.

“We will work on rescheduling the dates to some point later in the year.

Euroboy has asked that we relay to you that he is very sorry that he’s unable to do the dates, and looks forward to seeing everyone later in the year, when he is well again.

“We’ll do our very best to keep everyone updated as to how he is doing, but would ask that his privacy is respected at this time.”

Euroboy issued a statement of his own about his situation:

“I just wanted to say a few words about how sorry I am about the whole situation. First of all, I’m doing alright now, staying at home with my family and feeling OK, but I’ll be going trough treatment in the near future. I was really looking forward to going on this tour and kicking ass night after night in true, classic TURBONEGRO style, together with two other great bands. I’m sure we’d all have had a real cool time. Now my life has suddenly almost turned upside down and I won’t be able to tour or perform for a while. I can still play guitar of course, so I’ll work on some new ‘hot licks’ and maybe write a couple of new songs (some top-of-the-mountain emotional power ballads that is, no just kidding!).

“Recently there’s been changes in the line up for the first time in 10 years. I don’t want you to see what’s going on now as another step in that direction. My heart is still pounding for the mighty TURBONEGRO and its fantastic Jugend, very much too. In the last month we’d been rehearsing and doing some one-off shows in Norway and Switzerland, where we blasted through some new songs and and some old ones that we haven’t played for ages. I hope to be back on stage and deliver again later in the year. I think the band in 2008 fucking rocks. I miss Rune [Rebellion] and Chris [Summers] of course, but we’re all still good friends; they visited me and showed great support yesterday. But I have to say it’s very, very nice to have my old mate and super drummer Tomas Dahl as part of the engine. I know you’re gonna like it too, next time we come by to rip your door.

“So, I hope to see you all again soon and have a rad rock ’n’ roll night together. Thanks for your kind words on the message boards, I really appreciate it.

“I love you.”