Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So here we are in Scranton, and it is an auspicious occasion because we're cancelling a show in the middle of a tour for the first time in the 11 years I've been in AFI (the end of the Sing the Sorrow run doesn't count, for those of you with detail-oriented minds).
Davey is extremely ill and so we want to give our sincerest regrets that we won't be playing tonight.
Special shout out to Creed, Meredith, Oscar, Andy, Jim, Kevin, Stanley, Pam, Dwight, Phyllis, Angela and Michael Scott.
I also wanted to thank everyone who came to our signing last night, even though Davey wasn't there. You guys are the best.
It's been fantastic being on tour again, getting to play to you after so long off the road.
Have you been enjoying the shows? Have you been enjoying Gallows?
I've been making some short videos, showing little pieces of the road, they're on afireinside.net:



I've got 2 new ones done that will be posted, and I promise I'm going to start including more of Smith.

91 comments:

Brittney said...

It figures it had to be Scranton. Even though its soooo disappointing, get well soon Davey.

Rather Red said...

Hell yeah the shows have been amazing!

goodbyes4good(DF)er said...

Jade,
met u at Gallery of Sound last night, u flexed for my sis.lol. Hey ur show@ Starland Ballroom, and it was amazing to say the least. Please tell Davey his health is more important, and for all that u guys do for ur fans, we would never give up on u so fast. Please tell him though that photo on his chair was old, it was still stunning.lol. There was a girl behind me that gave u guys a basket filled wit tea, and cute little family of penguins, and she is convinced that she's cursed. She had tix to Starland and had the flu, and now poor Davey :-( Any who, swing back our way this tour. U boys rock, Crash Love is amazing!!! Keep ur health in check...

much love and respect
xxmelissaxx

Morgan said...

Aw. Wishing Davey gets well soon. Hopefully it's not the swine.

More Smith is always a good thing.

Kera said...

Nice video, and I hope Davey feels better! And you too, since I heard you weren't feeling well... :( Hope Hunter and Adam don't catch it!!! Much love and well wishes from Monterey.
<3 Kera

StraightToHell said...

I'm sorry to hear about Davey being sick! I hope he feels better soon! There's a 'Get well soon' thread for Davey over at the DF.

Can't wait to see you guys on the
7th! I'm stoked for Gallow's too! I head they've been amazing and a lot of people have really gotten into them now.

Great video! Smith's beard is pretty epic. Can't wait for more video's!

Zoé Aimee said...

Looking forward to more of your videos Jade.

Please do give Davey a hug from us all, take good care of him (and yourself if you're still feeling sick too) and tell him to feel better.
Also, don't feel bad. You guys' health come before anything, there is always next time.

Much love,
Zoé Aimee

Erica said...

I've driven from Toronto to see you in Buffalo & Rochester. Enjoyed the shows immensely & have become a fan of Gallows too. Sorry to hear you had to cancel tonight but Davey's health comes first. Looking forward to your return to Toronto next month. Hope Davey feels better soon!

Boo Baby said...

All of you give so much that I'm pretty sure everyone rather ya'll have to cancel and have a member get well rather than get even worse by playing. I hope Davey gets better and ya'll can continue the tour.

Much love to you all!!
XOX
Boo Baby Doll

havokisthecure said...

:( I am really worried about Davey ... please tell him so.I wish he gets better soon...he is part of my heart, and if something happens to him...I´d die.

kisses to the rest of u, and plz take care of him.

Eric said...

Hope Davey feels better soon! Being sick is no fun. I'll see you guys on Sunday.

Much love from Boston.
-Eric

Jackie said...

Gallows definitely know how to get a crowd involved. Richmond was my first time ever seeing you guys and I didn't get a chance to tell you what an amazing time I had. Never have I ever had so much fun at a show, and even all the hours leading up to it waiting outside with my fellow DFers. there are no words

Jackie said...

Gallows definitely know how to get a crowd involved. Richmond was my first time ever seeing you guys and I didn't get a chance to tell you what an amazing time I had. Never have I ever had so much fun at a show, and even all the hours leading up to it waiting outside with my fellow DFers. there are no words

leaden.skies said...

We love ya, Jade!

I'll be seeing you in Kansas City and St. Louis!

<3

Jackie said...

I really hope Davey gets better soon :(

Kate said...

I was going to go, but it's very important that you guys take care of yourselves. Give Davey all my best wishes, and enjoy your time off, guys!

Kate said...

Oh, I was at the signing, too. You guys did a great job. :)

ThisSideUp said...

Oh no. Poor Davey. Poor people in Scranton. This is terrible. Get better soon, Davey!

LadyDoe said...

aw, poor baby :'c
I hope you all don't get sick as well!!

You guys have been absolutely fantastic, I'm completely in awe. And I love, love, LOVE that Gallows has opened for you - they were really great back in CP and I think they were an excellent choice as a supporting band c:

much love & well-wishes
<3

LadyDoe said...

p.s. cannot WAIT for more Smithy videos!!! I (and I'm sure we ALL) have been missing them greatly <3 thank you so much for sharing them with us

Anonymous said...

Hi Jade,
I was at the Hampton Beach show(It was my first concert experience) and you guys put on an incredible show! I was pretty overwhelmed and very lucky, I was right up front and to the right on your side. Also I got one of your guitar picks and said hello to Adam, Hunter, and Davey after the show. I know you weren't feeling well, so I hope you're doing better. I really enjoyed Gallows live. It was a lot of fun with all that room we had in the crowd. I wasn't planning on it, but now I'm also going to the Boston show as well. Hope you're all healthy by then. Thanks for everything.
Sarah

Julia said...

Unfortunately I've understood only about davey's illness and the consert because of my fucking BAD english((( Jade, you are too nice to be an american! Come to our Russia! russian fans are so honest,so emotional, so loud) we have been waiting for your coming so long... And will still wait for you...endlessly...I said!!!)

Scott said...

no video from Hampton? no love? :(. It sucks to hear Davey is sick, he seemed kind of blah when i met him before the show. Send him our love from Hillsboro, NH.

Nastya said...

It's very terrible. =((((( I wish Davey got better very soon.

Jenny said...

I hope he feels better!
The shows have been amazing.
Both you guys and gallows.
I love how gallows just jumps into the crowd and gives it their all!
And of course AFI never dissappoints.
I look forward to more videos! You can see me in the Providence one for a split second, but sadly it's only my lower half because Smith was holding the camera sneakily. haha.

volare said...

Oh man. I'm sorry dude.
Best to Davey to feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

The Office, I knew those names sounded all too familiar, such an awesome show. I hope he gets better!

Andrea Orellana said...

Hope Davey gets better!

oh, and fun video. talking to birds is a long-learned skill, so good job.

Laura said...

Hey Jade :) I was at the signing last night and it was awesome (even though I didn't really say anything to you. Haha)!!! I really hope Davey feels fetter though...

Mandy said...

11 years.. wow. That's quite a while. Send my best wishes to Davey, please. Hope you, Hunter and Adam are well.
<3

lorral said...

OHNOOOO!!!!! Poor Davey. Keep him warm and tea-ed up so he gets well soon. I am headed up to Boston to see you guys. Can't wait!

Gabs said...

I saw you guys at Lupos and I gotta say sweet cthulhu you guys rock!

I will admit I came for Gallows, but I knew of Redemption 87 and figured you guys would be alright.

And let me tell you I was not disapointed!

Keep on making kick arse music!

Anonymous said...

hope davey didnt get the swine :P
haha because he's vegan... not funny..?

Lady Jesus said...

Thanks for sharing! :)

GermaricanMix said...

Wow, it must really be bad if you guys were forced to cancel. I hope Davey feels better soon, and I hope no one else gets sick. Don't share drinks, guys! Not even delicious delicious soy milk.

Edubb592 said...

I really hope you guys come back to Providence! We love you! And Lupo's in particular is the best place to see you. Thanks for a great show!

helen099 said...

so sorry to hear about davey! gosh, what's wrong?

send get well wishes and kisses. forget the kisses. (germs, y'know.) you can have the kisses. ;)

the show in NJ was awesome! except that a HUGE girl with blue hair leaned on my head the whole time!

we're the best? no, you're the best.
keep the tour videos comin'!
♥♥

Anonymous said...

I wish the setlists had some of the classics....still excited to hear the new stuff live....could probably do without the covers...cant wait till nov. 18

Christy Crawley said...

Poor Davey! :(
That must be really miserable, being sick on a tour, and I'm sure you've all had to deal with that!
Best regards to Davey, and make sure you guys don't catch it too!

Now all you guys have to do is baby Davey (bet he'll love that... XD )and use the brief break to relax! Watch some episodes of the Office or something! :)

By the way, did you guys watch the meteor shower earlier? It was amazing! My friend and I laid out on a playground and listened to your music! If you missed the shower, there's apparently one on November 16th (night) 17th (before dawn) you guys will be in Atlanta then, and I'll see you guys there! : )

Phew! Long comment! But one last thing, I recently went vegan cause of you guys! Any favorite foods you'd care to share?

Anonymous said...

I hope Davey gets well soon!
I saw you at Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago. It was the best night of my life!

Anonymous said...

I hope Davey gets well soon!
I saw you at Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago. It was the best night of my life!

d'anna said...

i was shaking when i handed you guys my vinyl. i felt so stupid for being nervous.

about the show being cancelled, i'm actually happy that davey is trying to recover rather than getting on stage. it's so not cool feeling uncomfortable in front of hordes of people.

zahid bin abd rahim said...

wow....11 years,that's a really long time jade...........

Anonymous said...

Aww poor Davey I had the swine flu a couple days ago and it lasted a week I hope Davey's isn't that bad, but tell him that we're thinking of him and to get better soon.

But otherwise more "Puget Brothers" would be nice and also ARIZONA DATES PLEASE!!!

-Kylie^_^

Anonymous said...

oh God, Davey I hope you get better soon ♥ Please dont feel bad about cancelling, you are much more important than anything else and you always give the 200% in every show. PLEASE TAKE CARE ♥ much love.
Atte: BRENDA
FROM COLOMBIA!!! XD

Andrew John said...

I'm so glad that you guys are back on tour. I bought tickets for the Hartford show the day that they went on sale back in July. A week before I my ride told me that they were going to china that day. I spent the rest of the days leading up to the show searching desperately for a ride. Alas I did not find one. But I can not wait to see you guys live if and when you do come back. Anyways I hope Davey will be ok. I met in at Burbank airport once and asked him to come to CT too bad I couldn't attend anyways hope the tours going well keep rocking

Cat said...

I'm sorry! I hope he feels better <3333

Scranton is slightly creepy. We drove through it and were like "Peace out."
Even the office couldn't keep us there. There was a film shoot in Altoona, PA with a giant train and helicopters for some movie. I think it was Train, like Speed only with trains. They were filming when we were driving home, which was entertaining.

Yes, the shows are awesome. Pittsburgh was the shit. Gallows are also the shit. So many things are the shit. I can't even list them all right now.

Glass Spider Webs said...

You guys were great in NH. It was pretty cold though.. Once the DF-ers were let in Smith seemed to find it amusing to ask us how the weather was. Hahaa.

the Gallows were great as well. It was pretty awesome how they decided to come play in the crowd. It is times like those I wish I were taller.

I hope Davey gets well soon. And that the rest of you don't get sick as well.

Jordan said...

We just hope Davey gets better. I know I'd want my date canceled too if any of you were too sick to perform.

Definitely appreciate the videos, Jade! Thanks for the update.

Take care of yourself.

strangeasangels said...

I hope Davey feels better soon <3

It was wonderful seeing you guys in Buffalo.

MiSs_MiSery said...

I'm sorry to hear about Davey, I hope he starts feeling well soon! i went to the rochester show and the one in clifton parks and i just want to let you know that it was an amazing show both times, you guys absolutely rock!! Gallows is very kick ass as well, I def enjoyed them and their energy! At the Rochester show, I gave Smith some Vegan Pumpkin muffins i had made, I hope you all enjoyed them or had some, i worked hard on those!! i know Smith was pretty pumped at least! haha.<3

laura @ generous hypocrisy said...

get well soon to davey!
you guys should tour nz/aus again :)

Nana said...

Loved the video, it was great. Especially in the morning before going to school :)

Crimson Butterfly said...

yeah more smith vids, that sucks that you guys had to cancel i hope that davey gets better soon.

Obsolete said...

that really sucks. are you guys going to be going on another tour? sac and the bay area is missing you guys.

jade...

come home to nor cal.

Haras said...

Bringing Gallows along was the best idea ever. I've missed the tour videos! I have a feeling there aren't any from Ohio but you should most definitely do one for Chicago. And Detroit.

Send my regards to Phlegmy Havok!

Anonymous said...

The shows are incredible! You've managed to top yourselves yet again.

This is creepy. There are no comments yet; I don't know why there aren't 3482742099 bajillion already. Oh, gosh, first comment pressure. And this one is so unremarkable. What a fail.


CRASH LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL! THE SETS LISTS ARE PERFECT! STARLAND WAS AMAZING!
That's it.

Anonymous said...

OH.
YOU WAIT TO APPROVE THEM NOW.
Okay, that works too.

<3 AFI!

kombucha said...

oh no. :[ i hope he's okay. tell him we all wish him the best and hope he feels better! poor davey. <3

jimmotoxxx said...

saw you guys when you destroyed sayreville,nj and going to see you fellas again in philly nov 12. as far as level of enjoyment... 11. oh yes,we've cranked it up to 11.

Melissa said...

Aaaawww I am so sorry to hear that Davey is sick!!! Please give him my warmest regards and let him now that I am praying for him that he feels better very soon. Poor Davey, =( I hate when he is sick. I really hope you all stay healthy the rest of this tour. Can't wait to hear if you all will be palying an intamite California show that we fans don't have to win on KROQ. I tried for 2 days to win tickets to the Roxy show and got caller 17 out of 20. I was so bummed. But at least I got to see you all and meet you again at the Best Buy signing the very next day. I had the Best time =). I brought my 10 year old daughter and she told me on the way home that she loves Adam and thinks he is so sweet and cute cause he shook her hand and asked her-her name =) She was on cloud nine. Her favorite song on the whole CD is "Medicate". I want to take this time and Thank you for all that you do for us fans. You all are truly the most nicest, down to earth group of guys in a band that I have ever met. You all truly care about us fans and that makes all of us feel special. Thank you Jade for always taking time out of your busy schedule to keep us updated on all that is going on on tour and everything else. Again give Davey my deepest regards and let him know that we are all wishing him a speedy recovery. Come back to Hollywood soon and play an intamite show at the Knitting Factory or The Troubador. I can't wait to see you guys in concert for "Crash Love" I love the album a lot. It is awesome. I love you guys soooooo much, take care and please stay HEALTHY!!!!!!!!

CHEERS,
A fan for life Melissa =)

lezah said...

<3, poor Davey, hope he gets well soon. Make sure you stay well! As well as the others.

I enjoyed the Providence video and I can't wait for the other videos to be posted. :) Make sure you do a video when you're in Australia, yeah?

Take care <3

VS said...

I feel bad for Smith. I saw him get yelled at by like 3 pissed off people at the show I saw in NJ over shit he had no control over. What a trooper.

Anonymous said...

Take good care of Davey. ._.

Kayleigh Control said...

ohhh :( tell the beautiful Davey to get well soon from me. tell him the world can't turn til he feels better. and tell him that he's gorgeous.

can't wait til you stunning creatures come back to england :)

xx

jenna m. said...

aww i hope davey feels better soon! and i saw you guys in starland, 1 word: amazing. that's really all i have to say :-) but i hope he feels better soon! i also am going to see you at roseland! so yea, see you there!!!

chaoskitten[DF] said...

Aw man. Hopefully Davey'll be better soon, why is EVERYONE sick at the moment? :/

Love the little videos! :D

Kristin, DRE said...

Hope Davey is feeling better...I saw you guys in NH for the first time ever and I loved it. Gallows was pretty awesome, too. So much energy, I would never have guessed you weren't feeling well that night!

You better get yourselves some echinacea or elderberry extract or something.

Anonymous said...

I wish Davey a quick recovery.

Gallows are the best band to come out of the U.K since Placebo, so you guys couldn't have chosen a better support!

See you on the road.
Cheers,
DQx

HeathyreShea said...

I hope Davey's doing better today, You need to take care of yourself too! I woud hate to hear all of you got sick. Take care.

kirstie said...

Woo! Video! Loved it, of course :D

Hope Davey feels better D: Take your vitamins! No more getting sick! Its not allowed!

cilliii said...

Love that video,
and hope that Davey gets well soon <3
Don't get whatever he has!

Loveyouguys

Miss Dani said...

Jade -
I appreciate the fact that you guys were awesome enough to meet with and sign for us, despite the fact that Davey wasn't there :)
I hope that all is well and that Munch likes those vegan dog biscuits. And if Dave needs cheering up, just throw that Burt Reynolds-esque mustache I gave to Adam on your eyebrow....Silly ass :P
Sending my warmest regards so that all of you are safe and sound on the rest of this seriously awesome tour. See ya in Philly!

AFIchick'92 said...

I heard he was sick, but I didn't know he was extremely ill. It worries me, but then again I'm a worrier. As a fan of AFI and Blaqk Audio, I sure I'm safe to say that we all hope Davey gets well soon. You all rock, stay cool. As for me, I beleive in praying, so I shall pray.

Paige said...

Aww...
Poor Davey...
Hope he gets better FAST!

Anonymous said...

aw i hope davey gets better

Madeleine said...

Aww....well, that sucks.
Hey, just a random thought, but I think Davey kinda looks like the Wolverine with his hair the way it is. lol
;)

luv ya!
keep up the excellent blogging!

Alli said...

I went to the show in Minneapolis and it was ridiculously awesome. I've seen Gallows 5 times and they never disappoint and you guys were amazing and the new songs sounded oh so nice! Can't wait until you guys make it back to Minneapolis.

flbballkent16 said...

I saw you guys play in Minneapolis on Oct. 2nd and you guys were great!!! I'm even making a 7 hour trip to come see you guys again in Chicago on the 7th and can't wait!
Hope Davey gets well soon!

maxine said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, Jade - try to re-schedule this show!!! My kids knew the lyrics to "I Wanna Get a Mohawk" before they knew nursery rhymes!!! AFI has been such a huge part of our lives for the past 9 years. It was my first time to see you guys, also bringing the kids. I know it's a longshot - but please, if you could somehow squeeze in another show in N/E Pennsylvania, your fans would so appreciate it!!
(Hope everyone is well) Love, Maxine

books_and_coffee101 said...

that was so cute with the little bird. i also love the part where you and smith are messing with the lights near the end.

Jemmeh said...

Michael Scott is probably to blame for this.



I really hope I get to see you guys in Atlanta. Sorta depends on if I get fired or not. <___<

Non-Crowned Princess said...

I'm praying for Davey.

dxa1 said...

I hope Davey is feeling better and no one else gets sick. Come back to New Jersey soon!

books_and_coffee101 said...

Get well Davey, as my family says: tis the season!

Anonymous said...

I saw you guys at the Starland Ballroom and enjoyed it thoroughly. :)! But I thought Gallows was sucky... and severely obnoxious. Other than that you guys played an AMAZING show you all are soooo extremely talented and I loved every minute of the show! Hope Davey feels better soon, and love the video :)

Roy Klein aka InfectedTofu said...

Jade, You canceled on 2000 Warped tour in NY (I know, I went there only for AFI), and prior to that my friend went to see the Black Sails release show in NY and that also got canceled :) We're unfortunate like that.

I hope Davey feels better and more shows aren't canceled.

Janelle said...

I can definitely say the Pittsburgh show was amazing. I wish I was able to hit more than one like some people have been doing, but college doesn't really allow for that.

It was awesome to meet you after the Pittsburgh show, too!

Cassin8er said...

Aww. That sucks. But tell Davey to get well soon for me, and see you guys in Toronto!

TheVitalRed said...

hahaha the girl with the pink headband!!!

TheVitalRed said...

hahaha the girl with the pink headband!!!