The band re-record 'Gay Bar' because it contains a reference to nuclear war...
Electric Six have pulled the release of next single ‘GAY BAR’ AND debut album ‘FIRE’ “due to the current situation in Iraq.”
‘Gay Bar’, which had been due for release in early May, features a reference to nuclear war. The band’s label XL had prepared alternative edits, but the band decided they didn’t work. They are now re-recording the track with an alternative verse. They are also going to film a new video for the single. It will be ready in three to four weeks.
A statement from Electric Six reads:
“Having rejected an edit of the track done by the label and, although understanding the sensitivity required in the current climate, are rightly only willing to make a compromise on their terms.
“As a result, all copies of the unapproved edit have now been withdrawn and the band are recording a new version (with a replacement verse) this week in Detroit. The new version will become both the new radio and video edit but unfortunately means that both release dates will have to change.”
‘Gay Bar’ will now appear on June 2, with ‘Fire’ following on June 30.
The band tour UK and Ireland in May. The dates are as follows:
Dublin Village (May 4)
Belfast Limelight (May 5)
Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (May 6)
Glasgow QMU (May 7)
Leeds University (May 8)
Manchester Academy (May 10)
Birmingham Academy 2 (May 11)
Cambridge Junction (May 12)
Portsmouth Pyramid Centre (May 13)
London Astoria (May 15)
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