BUMP is calling it quits - here is what they have to say about it
Since October 2001, playing, touring, and writing has been our lives. Everything else has pretty much run a close 2nd or 3rd. Aside from a few short breaks a couple times a year, we have done these things non-stop. Time with family, friends and significant others, as well as other personal interests have been sacrificed- and rightfully so when you look at our accomplishments.
In the Spring of 2010 Chris and Yorg, while recording demos for the new BUMP record, noticed that their musical ambitions had changed and the styles were not melding into a cohesive sound. During this time of uncertainty Clint Carpenter was asked to replace the drummer for the national touring artist Uncle Kracker. We fully supported Clint's choice to try out for the band and he has toured with Uncle Kracker for the past two months. After 9 years, we have come to the decision to call this last tour BUMP's farewell tour.
The tour will kick off this Friday night at 8:30 PM at New Center Park in New Center - Detroit, MI. The show will mark Clint's last show performing with BUMP. We look forward to this run of Midwest shows, especially our final show at the Magic Stick in Detroit, MI on Saturday October 2nd with our good friends My Dear Disco. We have some big things planned for this night so stay tuned for those announcements in the coming weeks! To all of you who can't make it, have no fear, you can catch Clint playing with Uncle Kracker all around the country. Yorg and Bryce are gearing up to announce their new secret electro/pop duo and Chris is set to announce his new project.
It's hard to believe sometimes that with all the amazing success BUMP has had it wasn't enough to catapult us into a position where we could financially sustain the vision we tried so hard to fulfill. We truly believe that BUMP was just a jumpstart to an even more fruitful decade in our music careers.
So, to all of our fans in cities that we can't make it to, please check out the schedule and try to come out for one last party with us. As October 2nd approaches, its hard to put into words the ups and downs, accomplishments and dreams left unrealized; the physical injuries, the emotional and financial successes and hardships, all of the amazing people we have met in 47 of the lower 48, and being able to live our dream day in and day out. However, looking back, it was worth every millisecond, and looking forward, the future is as bright, ripe and luscious as the first flower in spring.
Yorg, Chris, Clint, and Bryce
BUMP FAREWELL TOUR
9/3 - New Center Park :: Detroit, MI
8:30 PM - Free - All Ages
9/4 - Red Dock :: Saugatuck, MI
9/10 - LIVE :: Ann Arbor, MI
9/11 - Mac's Bar :: Lansing, MI
9/17 - Stanley's Pub :: Cincinnati, OH
9/24 - Elbo Room :: Chicago, IL (w/ The Ragbirds & Josh Clemens)
9/25 - Founder's Brewing Co. :: Grand Rapids, MI (Prospecto Music Showcase)
9/30 - Bell's Brewery :: Kalamazoo, MI
10/2 - Magic Stick :: Detroit, MI (w/ My Dear Disco)
8:00 PM - $10/$15 - All Ages
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