Tonight was going to be the night. After waiting nearly 4 years from first hearing The Childballads, and over 10 years from seeing Stuart Lupton last perform, I was going to be able to finally see them when they opened for The Kills tonight. I was looking forward to this show more than any other that I can think of in recent memory. Then I see their name isn’t listed on the venue’s website anymore. I do a bit of searching around and came up with this:
“Childballad fans, we have to humbly apologize for not being able to tour and not making it known that our tour was cancelled with the Kills. We tried to the 11th hour to make it happen. It’s mainly due to lack of tour support. It’s very expensive to tour these days and the funds are just not available. Labels aren’t making the money they used to, gas is ridiculous, 4 star hotels ain’t cheap and drummers eat a lot.”
Apparently, I’m destined to never see them. This track was recorded live at the Mercury Lounge in New York back in August of 2004.
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20080521/CB-GreenJewelry.mp3|titles=Green Jewelry (Live)|artists=The Childballads]
Download: The Childballads – Green Jewelry (Live)