You Me At Six checked in with their Twitter followers (@youmeatsix) on Monday (May 16), with news on a follow-up to their early 2010 sophomore album ‘Hold Me Down’. The English rock band write:
Our new album is coming together now, finally! After months and months which included weeks of setbacks, its happening. So..all we want to..
…know is, are you ready? Are you excited? Have you got some serious man wood over this situation!!!!!
Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six checked in with his Facebook friends on Wednesday (May 4), talking about the band’s feelings about to having to pull out of the Mix ‘N’ Mash tour with Parkway Drive, which was due to begin later this month. The singer tells readers:
AUSTRALIA: I can’t even put into words how difficult the decision to pull out of the Mix N Mash tour was. Dan and I will be doing a live Ustream in an hour to talk to you all and explain some stuff. We’ll be on your side of the world sooner than you think.
Reading through all your comments on FB and twitter…I can see you’re all very disappointed. I completely understand. Some of you are now claiming you hate us and that we’re like every other band who ‘stiff the Aussies’, I’m not quite sure what that means, but I do know this, Australia has been unbelievably good to us, pulling out of the Mix N Mash tour was an absolute LAST RESORT….
…As some of you may also know, we just had the news of Blink postponing their tour, which we now can’t do next year. We know first hand how annoying and frustrating this whole thing is. Yes, we’re pissed we don’t get to come to AUS, yes we’re pissed we’re letting down our friends in PWD, but most importantly, WE’RE PISSED WE’VE LET YOU DOWN. It’s not something we plan on making a habit of, believe me….
…Everything we talk about on the Ustream chat I will then type into a blog, I think once you hear things from our side and hear the news about our soon to be announced dates for AUS you will all feel good again. Josh x
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.
You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi says fans shouldn’t be concerned that rapper Chiddy of Chiddy Bang being featured on the band’s new single ‘Rescue Me’ is a sign they’re going mainstream. “Some of our fans think we have sold out and that the song takes this new mainstream radio route,” Josh told Gigwise. “People must be stupid to think that’s the new vibe for the band and new album. I think it’s good to mix things up – it keeps us on our toes. Fans need to realize that we won’t be recruiting Snoop Dogg for our new album.”
You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi spoke with the Daily Record about the band’s plans for a third album just as their sophomore effort ‘Hold Me Down’ was days from coming out. “We are already quite far into it, half of what we need to do,” Josh explained. “Max [Helyer] and I do a lot of the writing outside of the band practise situation and the ideas flow quickly. With a label as demanding as ours we have to be two steps ahead of the game. Also, in the current climate if you stall too long between records, the band can lose its purpose – so we make time to write songs.”
Christmas is coming… and so to come with it You Me At Six have devised a little “Ymas” treat for their fans as a thank you for all their support this year. If you’d like to receive an e-Christmas stocking stuffed full of You Me At Six related presents and delivered straight to your chimney (read: email inbox) on Christmas morning, sign up for Santa’s list at emi.com.
You Me At Six have announced dates for their UK tour, which sees them teamed up with The Blackout, Set Your Goals and Canterbury on all but the last two shows, where they’ll be joined by Not Advised and Deaf Havana.
UK Tour Dates
Dec. 4th – Corn Exchange – Edinburgh w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 5th – Corn Exchange – Edinburgh *SOLD OUT* w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 6th – Civic Hall – Wolverhampton w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 7th – Civic Hall – Wolverhampton w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 9th – BIC: Solent Hall – Bournemouth *SOLD OUT* w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 10th – Dome – Doncaster w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 12th – Apollo – Manchester *SOLD OUT* w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 13th – Apollo – Manchester w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 15th – Hammersmith Apollo – London w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 16th – Hammersmith Apollo – London w/The Blackout, Set Your Goals & Canterbury
Dec. 18th – Ulster Hall – Belfast, Northern Ireland w/Not Advised & Deaf Havana
Dec. 19th – Olympia – Dublin, Ireland w/Not Advised & Deaf Havana
NME spoke with Dan and Josh from You Me At Six backstage at Leeds Festival 2010. The guys talked about being busy touring all over the world, just wrapping up 2 1/2 months in America, telling themselves not to expect stuff, major labels wanting a new album every week, hoping to release their next album September 2011, and debates they have on where they’ll record new stuff. Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)