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Fans Report In: Tigers Jaw

Posted by: Jason Tate (04/23/12)
Fans report in: At the Road to Ruin Festival in Philadelphia Tigers Jaw performed as a four piece (minus Ben Walsh). The entire set was extremely awkward and guitarist Adam McIlwee commented, "If he doesn't show up, he is a coward" at the beginning of the set. We've reached out for comment and will update this post if we hear anything.

Update: The label has said that Ben was not there "probably because of school." Scratch that: At a wedding.

Update #2: The band has posted the following message on Tumblr. We're idiots and we apologize for clearing up all those rumors that were all over twitter and whatnot.
From the Tumblogben was at a wedding on saturday, so we played our saturday show in philadelphia without him. before we played, i called out CHIKARA wrestler and dirtbag chuck taylor, stating he’d be a coward if he didn’t show up before the end of our set to let me give him an omega driver off the stage or something. i think the only comment i made about ben not being there was that we were down a person that day. that’s it. “news websites”///idiots ran a story stating that i called ben a coward if he didn’t show up, then played an awkward set. neither actually happened.
of course, none of these websites asked us for a comment, and we heard nothing about this until the “reports” were posted online.
“FACT”: i didn’t say anything these websites said.
“FACT”: i would never disclose personal///band-related issues on stage or ANYWHERE until we agreed upon it with a blood oath - something no music website will ever see or be allowed to report on, since it’s none of their business in the first place.
“FACT”: without ben, tigers jaw is dead.
“FACT”: if any of these websites want to interview ME (wiccaphase@gmail.com) about what i might have said all weekend, i’ll gladly respond and put yr shit to rest.
k?

  
 
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10:42 AM on 04/23/12
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WakeUpBlondie
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I wonder if the dangerous summer had anything to do with it.
10:42 AM on 04/23/12
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Lol wut. In what way was it awkward?
10:44 AM on 04/23/12
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Well that fucking sucks. Standing by for more information.
10:46 AM on 04/23/12
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This is a sub-par development
10:47 AM on 04/23/12
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I wonder if the dangerous summer had anything to do with it.
Can their divisive abilities really travel across the Atlantic?
10:51 AM on 04/23/12
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Was that the set that was live streamed yesterday? They sounded really off/bad during that performance.

Edit: Can't be that show, all 5 of them were there.
10:52 AM on 04/23/12
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Sounds weird.
11:01 AM on 04/23/12
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Wait, an emo band was awkward on stage?

Oh shit.
11:01 AM on 04/23/12
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This is a sub-par development
hahahahaha
11:02 AM on 04/23/12
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Really good journalism here. Ben has not quit Tigers Jaw.
11:03 AM on 04/23/12
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Really good journalism here. Ben has not quit Tigers Jaw.
no one said he did.
11:04 AM on 04/23/12
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Really good journalism here. Ben has not quit Tigers Jaw.
Yes, because that's exactly what the post said.
11:05 AM on 04/23/12
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Really good journalism here. Ben has not quit Tigers Jaw.
Where did anyone say he did?
11:08 AM on 04/23/12
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Where did anyone say he did?
Sorry, those were two separate thoughts. To me, posting random thoughts from "fans" seems like a cheap way to instigate rumors.

There is no issue with the band, there's nothing to report, they played a show without one of their members and one of them made a joke about it.
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