7 Seconds call it a day.

7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:20 pm

Very sad day. Really loved 'Leave a light On' and the last tour they were as excellent as ever!
Thank you for a great, inspirational career of wonderful music guys.

Sad you're leaving calling it quits. :(

https://www.facebook.com/official7seconds/posts/2387607314598315

New statement from Kevin (on behalf of the entire band), 3/20/18...

I had hoped to never ever have to make this announcement.

In fact, I vowed to never do it because, in my heart of hearts, I figured that, as long as Steve, Troy, Bobby and I love playing our songs for people and as long as we are physically and mentally healthy, 7 Seconds would probably just go on forever until we couldn’t anymore.

None of us ever wanted to make a ‘we quit’ announcement to our friends and fans.

None of us ever wanted to do reunion tours or comeback albums.

Well shit....

I’m here to very sadly and regretfully announce that the band is officially calling it a day and will not be doing any more playing shows or touring in the future.

First and foremost, our brother and drummer Troy Mowat has a fractured C-6 vertebrae and a torn rotator cuff and has struggled with some nerve damage in his neck and wrists for some time.

All of this causes him tremendous pain and greatly affects his stamina and mobility.

He basically needs to stop playing drums, at least, for the foreseeable future.

Besides that, our brother and bassist Steve Youth continues to struggle with his own medical issues, most notably, blindness in his left eye due to cataracts which has contributed to bouts of of depression and anxiety and is affecting every aspect of his personal life.

He has also greatly struggled to maintain his sobriety since the death of he and I’s mother in December 2016 and is currently seeking detox/recovery help.

So basically, we’re a great big and old punk rock mess and the 4 of us can’t really find a way to clean ourselves up or work around the rubble enough to play out as a live band....

Those who have worked closely with us or who have followed us throughout our 38 years know how dysfunctional we can be but we always managed to pull our shit together at just the right time.

This time around, the reality of being middle-aged, working class, not terribly relevant and not being able to bounce back from injuries and personal problems has become a weight just too great for us to bear and all signs finally point to retirement.

No more band member replacements or even temporary fill-ins.

7Seconds is Steve, Troy, Bobby and Kev.

Pretty much always has been and will be.

Admittedly, 2 years shy of a 40 year anniversary has me feeling a little down but there are more important things than milestones and the health of my band brothers and family trumps everything else at this point.

When the time came, I never wanted for us to do a big retirement tour but I had hoped we could at least have a big hometown (Reno) show before we took ourselves out.

That’s not going to happen.

We’ve informed our amazing and longtime booking agents - Margie/Do It Booking in the U.S. and Snoopy/M.A.D. in Europe - that we’re officially done which means, first and foremost, that we won’t be able to do our last Punk Rock Bowling show in May or our Europe run in June.

There is so much more to say and so many people we’d love to thank but for right now, that’s it.

We’re done.

We love and thank each and everyone of you for everything.

Sincerely,
Kev, Steve, Troy and Bobby of 7Seconds

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Re: 7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby the mean » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:50 pm

This sucks.
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Re: 7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:14 pm

the mean wrote:This sucks.


Yup. really sad that they had the PRB date booked with Youth Brigade and SNFU booked and had to cancel that. That promised to be huge. :(
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Re: 7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby wALLton » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:23 am

Sucks hard. My first ever hardcore show and one of my all-time favourite bands for a lot of years. Was so excited they were coming to tour the UK last year I booked tickets for 3 shows. Then they cancelled. Saw they were opening for H2O in London in June so earlier this month bought a ticket for that, figuring I'd better make the effort or the time may come when I would never get the chance. And now with yesterday's announcement that time has already arrived and I didn't get to see them again. Sad times indeed. :(
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Re: 7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby JGJR » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:15 am

wALLton wrote:Sucks hard. My first ever hardcore show and one of my all-time favourite bands for a lot of years. Was so excited they were coming to tour the UK last year I booked tickets for 3 shows. Then they cancelled. Saw they were opening for H2O in London in June so earlier this month bought a ticket for that, figuring I'd better make the effort or the time may come when I would never get the chance. And now with yesterday's announcement that time has already arrived and I didn't get to see them again. Sad times indeed. :(


Should be reversed (though obviously it isn't happening).
yourenotevil wrote:we've been wasting a lot of time on here then!
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Re: 7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby wALLton » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:56 am

JGJR wrote:
wALLton wrote:Sucks hard. My first ever hardcore show and one of my all-time favourite bands for a lot of years. Was so excited they were coming to tour the UK last year I booked tickets for 3 shows. Then they cancelled. Saw they were opening for H2O in London in June so earlier this month bought a ticket for that, figuring I'd better make the effort or the time may come when I would never get the chance. And now with yesterday's announcement that time has already arrived and I didn't get to see them again. Sad times indeed. :(


Should be reversed (though obviously it isn't happening).


Oh absolutely, but I know the bands are friends, so I wasn't going to complain about the order. I don't think I've seen many pictures where Bobby isn't sporting an H2O basketball shirt and I know they've name-checked 7SECONDS as big influences in interviews. I was just happy to get the chance to see 'em (but not anymore). Wonder if I can get a refund, but I'm already anticipating the refusal cuz it's only the OPENING band that has dropped out... :roll:
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Re: 7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby FlexMyHead » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:43 pm

Ah that is a bummer. Most sorry to hear about Steve, there was a fund raising thing I gave to a little bit ago when he was fighting the same issues, had hoped he found a better place.
The world sucks just a little bit more knowing 7 Seconds aren't going to be rocking out in front of the next batch of punk kids, but I'll always have their colored vinyl LPs to enjoy!
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Re: 7 Seconds call it a day.

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:24 pm

FlexMyHead wrote: he was fighting the same issues, had hoped he found a better place.!


That's a VERY rough loop to break out of. I can attest. I was there. I actually messaged Kevin a few times on what he could expect as a family member from a support perspective. Some patients don't "get it" the first time and its totally common.

Perseverance is key.
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