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While Heave Wept Cancels Midweek Mayhem

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by AngraRULES, May 29, 2015.

  1. AngraRULES

    AngraRULES Member

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    A statement from Tom Phillips, from While Heaven Wept:



    Needless to say, I am disappointed about this development, but the show must go on. There's absolutely no bad blood or drama, like Tom mentioned. He's been a true gentleman about things and I am confident that they will grace our stage again in the future.

    As for a replacement, I am currently gauging my options and working on it. Don't expect news anytime soon though.

    Thanks everyone for the support.
    -Milton
     
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    Yep, super disappointed. My far and away #1 reason for attending.
     
  3. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    That's a bummer for everyone who was looking forward to them. At least that's a very positive reason to need to bow out.
     
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    Ironic, considering I'm going to see Brave tonight and talk to them about seeing them at ProgPower. Really bummed, because they were really the only reason why I wanted to go on Wed. I'll have to see who Milton gets as a replacement.
     
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    While this is a bummer why get a replacement? Just give the bands longer sets. I'm sure no one will have a problem with getting more of Evergrey as they are the closest thing to a "house band" the fest has. And we know the big boss certainly wouldn't mind that. :)
     
  6. Debbie Schnell

    Debbie Schnell Supreme Goddess

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    Oh man, some of the guys in our crew are really going to weep over Wept.
     
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    Totally understand...but this is devastating.
     
  8. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    Hey Milton a great replacement would be ASKA from Dallas Texas, lots of people know them and their work. Ask Zod.
     
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    you already added Evergrey....why have to find a replacement?
     
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    Crap, that really sucks. Was my reason for going on Wednesday. Still other good bands playing though. :)
     
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    I think it goes without saying that I'm disappointed to hear this news. Milton put so much effort into putting a high-quality lineup together, and there are still some major fan favorites on the bill, so I think the show will still be a success. However, I must admit that While Heaven Wept was the only band that I personally wanted to see that night. Even still, I trust that Milton will find an option that pleases the majority of attendees.


    Stay metal. Never rust.
    Albert
     
  12. Justin G

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    Because Evergrey and Voyager are already touring? That extra band helps make the show stand out a bit from a regular tour stop.

    I'm there regardless (my first-ever Wednesday night PPUSA show), but I'd like to see another band if that's at all possible.
     
  13. AngraRULES

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    Thanks Justin. That's exactly why I am not adding either Borealis or Oceans of Slumber. I want this to be different than the tour.

    We'll see what happens. I have a couple things in mind :)
     
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    Voyager was my main reason but WHW helped make the decision to attend wed night for the first time in years with a VIP ticket even so this is a disappointing turn of events.
    Oh well, best of luck finding a replacement Milton.
     
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    I really love While Heaven Wept. When they played at the festival a few years ago, their performance was one of the most emotional experiences that I have ever had at any concert. For me, their music has an almost spiritual nature. Needless to say, I will very much miss them.

    Concerning their reason for cancelling, I fully understand and wish them nothing but the best in their personal lives. Situations like this are a good time to reminder that many of our favorite bands have day-jobs, and it is only for the love of the music, the musical experience and their fans that they press on. Our support of them as a band and as individuals is critically important.
     
  16. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Amen to that.
     
  17. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Wishing the WHW gang nothing but the best, and definitely understand the reasons. Life happens, and I have no doubt Milton will find a suitable replacement.
     
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    There's a tour? Fooled me. :bah:
     
  19. AngraRULES

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    Yes, there is, and your comment makes me want to skip San Francisco on the west coast leg.

    Keep pushing, west coasters... :) :lol:
     
  20. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Sucks for the band and the folks who were looking forward to them. However, Glenn and Milt have a track record of turning cancellations into opportunities. Curious to see who the replacement is. My guess is Avantasia with Andrew WK handling all vocal duties.
     

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