10th February 2014
A statement from Jim Bob
‘All good things must come to an end’ – Geoffrey Chaucer
These bittersweet announcements are always difficult.
Let’s start with a quote. Let’s blame it on Chaucer, old Geoffrey C with his silly glass half full all good things being destined to end theory.
On November 22nd this year at Brixton Academy a very good thing will sadly come to an end when we play our final ever Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine live show. I say ‘sadly’ but the sad element will come afterwards. On the 22nd we’re going to have a big party. We’re going to celebrate all the fantastic Carter shows that have taken place since we got back together in 2007. Those first two ‘one off’ shows in 2007 that completely blew us away and made us desperate to do more. The Drum Machine Years gigs where we played the first four albums from start to finish, even ‘Evil’, which I completely fucked up. There was the incredible Beautiful Days festival, the Glasgow King Tuts benefit show, all of them, all of the reunion gigs have been amazing. I’m sure other bands say it but we genuinely have got the best audience in the world.
That’s you that is. It wouldn’t just not be the same without you it would be rubbish. Join us for one last time this November. Come and meet old friends, make new ones, dance yourself lame and sing yourself hoarse. Let’s go out on a high that makes Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project seem subterranean by comparison. Have a bloody good laugh, shed a tear, raise a glass or two and let’s see if we can break the venue’s bar record one more time before we go.
Jim Bob x
Shepherds Bush Empire on November 21st 2014
Tickets from www.gigsandtours.com
General sale Friday 28th February at 9am
Brixton Academy on November 22nd 2014
May 23nd 2014, Catton Park, Derbyshire