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Mystery Jets tour, withoutTeenage Mothers

Mystery Jets return to Australia in support of their latest album Radlands in September for the Fat As Butter festival and headline shows in Perth and on the East Coast.

On the making of Radlands, Blaine Harrison explains: “We’ve always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there”.

Melbourne’s Teenage Mothers, who were dumped from the M83 tour earlier this year, claim that they have been dumped from the tour before it was announced and have posted an Open Letter on their Facebook page claiming that Chugg is “the meanest promoter in Australia”.

“Last month, we received a Facebook message from Blaine Harrison, the singer from the UK band Mystery Jets. Blaine asked Teenage Mothers to play main support on Mystery Jets’ national tour this September. We thanked Bliane for his invitation. On the 8th of July, Mystery Jets’ booking agent emailed us, indicating that we would indeed do the tour. So we started booking shows around the dates. Last week, the Mystery Jets sent us a note of apology. They informed us that somebody at Chugg Entertainment has effectively kicked us off the entire national tour (before it was even announced). Mystery Jets specifically requested Teenage Mothers as their national support, but your employees bullied them into dropping us.”

“Chuggy, you know it was revenge! Don’t pretend that Chugg Entertainment kicked us off the Mystery Jets tour to ‘save costs’. On the M83 tour, you were paying us peanuts ($250 a gig). We would have willingly lost money doing the national tour with Mystery Jets, because they’re old friends and an excellent band. And don’t plead ignorance. You are ultimately responsible for the actions of your employees. Chuggy, you like telling tales of rock n’ roll excess. But your company repeatedly punishes a young band for the most insignificant ‘crime’ (ie. inhaling a cream bulb onstage).”

The supports on the tour are Voltaire Twins (Perth), Toucan (Sydney), Young Men Dead (Brisbane) and North East Party House (Melbourne).

Mystery Jets tour:
Thursday 20 September – Capitol, Perth,
Saturday 22 September – Fat As Butter Festival, Newcastle
Sun 23 September – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 25 September – The Hi Fi, Brisbane
Wednesday 26 September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

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shazie said on the 6th Aug, 2012

No teenage mothers, no thank you.


katiecunningham said on the 6th Aug, 2012

ugh these bratty teens just don't know when to shut up. so sick of their sob stories.


grattan said on the 6th Aug, 2012

But someone took their nangs away! Their nangs!!!

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 6th Aug, 2012

Who needs support slots when you've got nangs?


berlinchair101 said on the 6th Aug, 2012

With nangs like these who needs... I dunno... who wants to see a flip?!


oldgregg said on the 6th Aug, 2012

oh, well that answers my question then.


RAMONESelaar said on the 6th Aug, 2012

grattan, pleasepleaseplease set up an interview with these guys. They're sooking about the coverage (from Tonedfeaf, Mess + Noise and FL) on their facebook. An interview would provide ample opportunity for some serious lols


oldgregg said on the 6th Aug, 2012

i would like to do the In Defence Of: Teenage Mothers.


shazie said on the 23rd Sep, 2012

Oh man, just got to the metro, they got the dreaded black curtain of sadness.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 23rd Sep, 2012

let me know how they go Shaz, still wanting to see these guys just trying to justify it with my no money


shazie said on the 23rd Sep, 2012

Just finished then, was fantastic! They played a lot of new stuff but I like their latest album. Really recommend going

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 23rd Sep, 2012

Cool thanks man, that's about all the inspiration I need, will get tickets