Data Cancellata !!!! 7 Seconds (unica data italiana)

Data Cancellata !!!! 7 Seconds (unica data italiana)

23 giu 18:00 - Magenta
Tensostruttura Magenta - Piazza Mercato




I had hoped to never ever 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 playing any more shows or touring in the future.

The reason are many but 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. So, he basically needs to stop playing drums which he has done for almost 40 years.

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 pain, depression and anxiety and is affecting every aspect of his personal life.

So basically, we’re a great big and old punk rock mess and the 4 of us can’t really find a way to dust ourselves off or work around the rubble enough to play out as a live band again. It's become way too big a challenge and, as much as we all still love playing our songs onstage together, it's just getting more and more difficult to get everyone together to pull it off.

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 as easily has become a weight just too great for us to bear and all signs finally point to retirement.

There will be 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.

Personally speaking, being 2 years shy of a 40 year anniversary has me feeling a little down but there are more important things than milestones. Health of my band brothers and our families trumps everything else at this point.

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. Sadly, that means, that we won’t be able to do our Punk Rock Bowling show in May or our Europe tour run in June.

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

We’re done. Young 'til we don't feel too good, I guess.

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


Kev, Steve, Troy and Bobby of 7Seconds

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