Southampton lounge covers aficionados, The Lounge Kittens, have announced dates of one final UK run in February of next year before they’ll be calling it a day.
The band have issued a statement, in which they explain that part of their reasons for parting ways is due to financial strain, predominantly related to the meltdown of PledgeMusic, which the trio used to crowdfund their recent EP, ‘Have Another…’, with the site failing to pass on more than £15,000 of their fans’ money.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce 3 final performances to mark the end of TLK.
Despite your unwavering support and generosity, we have struggled to keep TLK financially viable over the years and although it’s never been ‘about the money’ when we add the financial strain to the demands of our own lives and our individual wants and needs, we have simply come to the point where it’s all just a bit too hard. What we don’t want to happen is to reach the point where it’s all too hard and it stops being any fun because the fun, dear Kittens, was always the only reason to do any of this.
We want to assure you that through a lot of honest conversation, our decision was made with love and care for each other, and for you all.
We decided that if we were going to call time on the band, then there’s only one way we want to go out – the three of us standing together and having a big fucking last laugh. We would like our final shows to be a huge celebration of everything that we’ve achieved over the past 6 years (and by ‘we’, we mean us three, the whole of our extended Team Kitten and all of you lot). We hope you will take up your place in the squad one last time.
A social media post cannot adequately describe what being in TLK has done for each of us and we understand that some of you hold your memories and experiences of TLK just as closely as we do. We invite you to spend some time with us on Facebook Live on Wednesday evening, where we’ll answer any questions you may have and share some of our favourite TLK stories.
As always, big Kitten love. It’s been a helluva ride!
J, T & Z xxx”
All of the band’s forthcoming and final tour dates are listed below.
NOVEMBER 30 – LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (supporting Electric Six)
DECEMBER 01 – LONDON, Green Note (Matinee)
DECEMBER 07 – SOUTHAMPTON, The Art House (Matinee)
DECEMBER 07 – SOUTHAMPTON, The Art House
FEBRUARY 27 – MANCHESTER, Band On The Wall
FEBRUARY 28 – LONDON, Union Chapel
FEBRUARY 29 – SOUTHAMPTON, The 1865
Tickets for the dates of their final tour go on sale from 10:00AM on Wednesday (September 25th 2019), and can be purchased online from www.myticket.co.uk.