The Ataris have cancelled their Australian tour dates. The booking agent posted a message on the band's Facebook page.
I don't particularly feel comfortable speaking for the band right now, but someones gotta say something. Point blank. The Ataris will not be performing on any dates of the Hits & Pits Festival 2.0 in Australia. I realize the rumors will start to swirl so here are the simple facts. Fact #1. It's very known amongst Ataris fans that Kristopher Roe of The Ataris has an extreme fear of flying. Fact #2. On Sunday night, his original flight out of LAX had engine failure and needed to return to LAX- everyone was safe. Fact #3. I have three members of The Ataris that are in...
At last night's show at Asbury Lanes in New Jersey, Kris Roe of The Ataris' threw a massive fit and threw drummer Rob Felicetti's equipment off stage and decided to finish the show by himself. Video in the replies.
Kris Roe of The Ataris will release an acoustic album on November 18. It will be available on a "pay what you want" system, with all donations going toward finishing the band's new album, The Graveyard of the Atlantic.
EDIT: The chat is now over. Thanks again to Kris for hanging out and answering questions!
Kris Roe of The Ataris will be chatting in this thread at approximately 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST. He'll be taking questions about the band's upcoming Paper + Plastick release The Graveyard of the Atlantic, their first full-length album in four years. Also, they just so happen to be the first band our very own Jason Tate ever saw live. So feel free to jump in and say hi, because it's sure to be a good time!
Kris Roe of The Ataris will be chatting on AP.net on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST. Kris will be available to talk about the band's upcoming full-length due out on Paper + Plastick later this year.
Kristopher of The Ataris is currently booking dates for a stripped down acoustic tour of the South and Midwest. The rough routing is posted in the replies. If you are a promoter in one of the areas listed, shoot the band an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to lock in a date in your town.
The Widow Jenkins, featuring members of The Ataris, have reunited and are working on a new album. The band will announce a new vocalist and a new label in the coming weeks. They have also posted a few instrumental tracks on their facebook.
Head to the replies to see our latest Backstage Sessions installment, which features The Ataris performing acoustic versions of old favorites "In This Diary" and "Broken Promise Ring" in an dilapidated gymnasium in Fall River, MA.