Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six checked in with fans on his Blogspot last week, discussing the band being unable to open for blink-182 on a tour that was to kick off this summer only to be delayed a year. The frontman writes:
If you haven’t heard by now then I’ll let you know, the Blink 182 summer UK tour that was taking place this July has been moved to July 2012. Now, in another life time we’d also be able to commit to a tour 14 months down the line, but unfortunately we cannot. We already have our own UK headline tours in place and potential huge festival slots for us, which prevent us from doing it. On a personal note, the word gutted doesn’t seem to truly cover the way I feel about not being able to tour with Blink, especially after we were so close to doing so, but one thing it has made me realize is this, our band over the past 5 years has seen and done so much. The fact we’re half way around the world recording our third album with a complete legend of a producer is a testament not only to us, but how far our fans have taken us and allowed us to grow. I say it a lot, and I don’t want it to end up sounding redundant, but time after time I am made to realize that without our fans, our sixers, our FRIENDS, that’s right, YOU GUYS, we are sweet FA. Even just through Twitter you guys have been so supportive over this Blink situation when you could have easily been pissed at us and the situation, instead it seems you’re main concern is how disappointed we must be not being able to live out this life long dream of ours. So in my own little way this is me saying thank you. All I hope is that our band continues to grow and is here in years to come and you’re all still there with us.