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Monday, 6 April 2009

After four days at the hotel waiting "just one hour more" for authorisation or whatever, the gig has finally officially been cancelled (not by the band of course). We've been up to the venue and removed all the guitars and keyboards we set up on Friday, all the while watched by disbelieving fans, who one assumes experienced this same disappointment just two days ago. It's such a shame for all the Tunisian fans (and of course those who travelled from elsewhere). We don't really know why this happened and who really was to blame - there's been a lot of talk and a lot of silence surrounding the whole affair. The one thing that is certain is that Anathema will be back to play in Tunisia in the not-too-distant future.

Until then, bye for now.

18 comments:

Houssem BHA said...

No doubt that what happened is such a shame. Dragging you all the way from England just to see the sad faces of dissapointed fans... I just hope that this incident left no prejudices towards the Tunisian stage. I assure the whole band that if they could have played, they would never forget our amazing audience and what was meant to happen on April 4th. Hope you come back soon in better circumstances, you can't possibly regret it twice.

Anonymous said...

too bad things didn't go well
please we wanna know when you'll be leaving at least we can see anathema at the airport!!

miminka said...

hi, very sorry for what happened,it was nor your fault, neither the organisation's one.
we are all surprised and disappointed!
hope you'll be back home with great souvenirs of your amazing fans ,not only with regret.
and would you please tell us when you're leaving, we still want to see you,at least for one last good bye!
still love you!

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry.. i'm sad.. but i'm waiting. we, are waiting for you. wish you were here tonight.. in front of me.. singing my best songs. love you.

Malek said...

So much fans were waiting for this show, i am really dissapointed it went this way.
It would have been such a memorable night.
Some lucky people(i was one of them, and i will never forget it) assisted to the "little" show given in the hotel bar on Saturday night.That was so awsome, and the guys was so kind giving all this autographs an taking all this photos. Big thanks an respect to them.
I was wondering how magnificent would be the gig with the hole band playing and the thousand of fans enjoying it.
Anyway, i really hope that Anathema are not too upset by what happened and that they had a great time in Tunisia, and that they will be back to perform the show and give us the shivers.

Cheers.

muse said...

a fragile dream that didn't come true. nice trip back to England!

Anonymous said...

Anathema, we love you, we are sorry for what happens, you are the best

aziz hmaidi said...

we really hope that anathema will come back to tunisia...i think that all the fans have to express their disappointment and also to present some apologies to all the band and all the staff members.this was a real shame for us, for our country's image especially because it was the first visit of the band in here.
i personally didn't hear about the improvised show given in the hotel bat saturday,unfortunately, but that was really really a cool initiative from you.i also wanna thank all the members for their attitude with tunisian fans.Some friends that welcomed you in the airport told me how you were acting cool and being nice with them.I personally appreciated a lot that vincent himself came out,on saturday to announce that the concert would be reported to monday....you all guys are great....i regret that all that shit happened...we really really hope hearing from you very very soon
aziz hmaidi, a desperate fan that showed a lot of enthusiasm when he heard about anathema's coming.bless you all

Sheima said...

i'm really ashamed and we are all so sorry for the way things happened..we definitely didn't expect that this was going to happen like that!!
i'm sad ...i'm so sad that the gig is canceled..but i was one of the "really very lucky fans" that attended the mini show at the Hotel..it was absolutely unforgettable,one of the best moments in my whole life!!
HOPE to see you again here in Tunisia for a gig that we all are waiting and that we will never forget!!
say HI to Danny (im his first fan who yelled at the mini show : DANNY I LOVE YOUUUUUUU and who was singing "are you there " with him) :)
Peace!!
i just Love You guys,ANATHEMA is the best band ever and not only but as people their are soooo kind and lovely :)!!!!!!
(nostalgia.. :( )

DabdoubA said...

One last goodbye....

Aida said...

I hope the band will read this.
All that I can say is that I feel really ashamed about what happened. And like Vincent said; Shit happens.
I've really been waiting for this since a loooong time.. and especially these last 2 months. All I thought about was this date; the 4th april. Anyway, I, or should I say we, really hope you liked the fans you have here.. I think it must've been a discovery! and I hope as well that you really are coming back soon. That would be perfect. We'd finally meet.. after all these problems.
Anathema, we are proud to be "anathema fans", we are so greatful that some of the band members came to explain all these things.. WE THANK YOU ANATHEMA, we love you and we really HOPE to see you here as said, hopefully and maybe this summer... Long live anathema, long live England, long live music!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad, I think that I've never been so sad in my life, it's probably my biggest disappointment.
I want to say to all members of the group that we are so sorry, we like them very much and we expect their return.
We love you.

Anonymous said...

please please we want to see you in tunisia soon! you have to come back and to make all these fans happy and to let them the chance to prove you that anathema is not just a group for us! we want to keep "flying"!
don't want to say "one last goodbye",it's so sad! just : see you soon!

Jasmine said...

i love ur songs,love the band in short...anathema represents so many things for me... i m very disappointed but i hope that anathema will soon return in tunisia :-) see u soon

Anonymous said...

it's such a shame that external powers have the chance to control the spreadness of art...i don't know if what i wrote makes any sense, but still maybe somebody is as stupid as me to undertsand what i ment...

Anonymous said...

hopeless ... lost control

Karim BENAMOR said...

I think that the rogue promoter is not the one that you think he is.

Anonymous said...

Hey darryl ^^ im mehdi the guy (with the white hat) who was sitting next to ya in the hotel showing you some stuff on the internet on your MAC,gotta tell ya about some news right here...
well i kept in touch with mick but u gotta know more about the complete story so gonna give ya my mail...
so u'll be able and the whole band to know more about what's going on in here...
cheers bro ^^ (crashoveride_1@msn.com)