A dearth of news from The Airborne Toxic Event as the calendar turns to summer has us pondering a number of unsolved mysteries in this week’s installment of Toxicity.
Mystery #1: The Case of the Half-Released Bombastic
Excitement rippled throughout TATEland Wednesday morning when a brand new bombastic video for “One Time Thing” surfaced unannounced on a number of German websites.
The fact that the clip debuted in this fashion is odd, considering that all previous Airborne acoustic videos have been released worldwide through YouTube. Nevertheless, we assumed that the video would quickly become available for viewing by fans outside of Europe.
48 hours later, it still hasn’t happened. Having tricked my desktop into thinking that it is in Germany, I can confirm that the video is real and it is spectacular. Hopefully it will be available for all to enjoy in the very near future.
Mystery #2: The Case of the Disappearing Tour Date
Last week, show-starved fans on the East Coast received a pair of pieces of good news, in the form of a July 31 TATE date in Baltimore, and a Sept. 29 date in Harrisburg, PA. The latter appeared on the venue website and was up for a couple of days before disappearing into the ether.
Was it real? Was it wrong? Was it announced prematurely? We’re not sure, but we’ll keep a weather eye on the situation.
Mystery #3: The Case of the Unrequited Rumors
It is now six weeks since the band intimated that a major tour announcement was set to be made within a week or so. Thus far, said news has yet to arrive. The delay has some fans wondering if there will be a fall tour after all. But don’t despair. Remember, this is the same band that sprung a mini Dope Machines tour on us back in March with scarcely 10 days notice.
We do know that Anna Bulbrook will be keeping herself busy in August, playing a free weekly residency at The Satellite in Los Angeles with her band The Bulls. Fans outside of Southern California continue to cross their fingers that her new outfit will venture beyond the borders of their home state before too long.
One thing that’s no mystery whatsoever is that whenever The Airborne Toxic Event does hit the stage, it will be a sight to behold. Witness “The Lines of the Cars” from last month’s Songs of God and Whiskey gig in Orange County, courtesy of Johnny.
Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.