09:13 AM on 08/06/08
As some of you have already figured out, our band has experienced some changes - on July 28th, 2008, 1997 decided to part ways with our current singer/keyboardist Alida Marroni. Bassist Alan Goffinski also decided to leave. Alan was an original member and Alida joined the band in april 2007 shortly after Kerri Mack left the band for personal reasons. It is unfortunate, but we wish Alida all the best for the future.
On a positive note, 1997 will be back on the road in no time at all. For the time being, Cody is going to play bass, and we are auditioning girls to come on tour as a replacement for the next few months. After that we will find a permanent girl to write and record the new album with. We're also happy to announce that Kerri will be joining us for our Chicago Metro show on August 8th for one night only, it will be a very special performance where we will be playing the whole of A Better View Of The Rising Moon so please come and hang out with us!
Although the band is sad to lose a member, we are also very excited to show every one what we can accomplish as a cohesive group of friends. We are optimistic about our future and confident that our shows will be better than ever and the next record will be the best 1997 record to date! We will never stop playing our songs for the people that enjoy them. This is what gives us joy and strength to carry on. Thank you to all of our fans who have stuck with us through all of our craziness and turmoil, we love you from the bottom of our filthy hearts.
Caleb and 1997
09:18 AM on 08/06/08
just working on my soul punk opera
alan left cuz they kicked his hot ass girlfriend out
09:18 AM on 08/06/08
I hope the better for them. I wonder who will be the next girl vocalist.
09:19 AM on 08/06/08
Don't give me no hand me down love.
Don't they get like a new girl per record? haha.
09:23 AM on 08/06/08
My job sucks more than yours.
i was just starting to get into their new cd too.
hope they can find a new singer soon.
that show with the original singer sounds like it'll be a pretty sweet show!
09:34 AM on 08/06/08
never got into them. oh well
09:35 AM on 08/06/08
Hmm I wonder what they do to 'audition' this girls? Does the scene have a casting couch?
09:40 AM on 08/06/08
I deff feel like there is more to it than what is said in that blog.
But oh well, time to move on.
09:52 AM on 08/06/08
Carah just got kicked out of Shiny Toy Guns.... hmm
09:57 AM on 08/06/08
Dammit, I had just made Alida my new band girl crush and now she's gone. I have awful luck with women. hahahaha
10:01 AM on 08/06/08
Said Ripley to the android Bishop
10:12 AM on 08/06/08
Every cloud is in your way
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