Back in October, The Walkmen cancelled an October Electric Factory date. No real reason given, a Facebook post said “for some dumb reason.” At least they did it like six days ahead of time. Well, seems they feel pretty bad about it. Maybe because of the onslaught of boos and jeers that followed said Facebook announcement. Turns out they’re gonna make a meal out of it for salty fans. Look at what the above photo was accompanied by:
“As we realize it’s a headache for everyone in Philadelphia who bought tickets to the cancelled October show, and we’ve come to realize it’s never a good idea to tick off a large group of our neighboring Philadelphians, we would like to invite anyone with a cancelled ticket stub to our soundcheck at the Union Transfer on January 11 for spaghetti and meatballs prepared by the band and served by local rockers, and cheap canned beer. Probably around 5 or so… we will get back to you with more details. If you don’t actually have the stub you can just write in and plead your case–I mean it’s not THAT sweet of a deal, so the restrictions are sort of lax. Potential servers may include (but none of whom have been asked): Mazarin, Fleet Foxes, Blood Feathers, War on Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Kurt Vile–(don’t actually this last guy, but figured he might be into spaghetti). There’s a very good chance that none of these people may show up. The band will sound check with half-assed versions of songs like “The Scientist” by Coldplay and “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour…and maybe the “Fix You” song by Coldplay too…and maybe “Salsbury Hill”. Casual attire. Please RSVP to this Facebook page. (This is my first Facebook post though, so I honestly don’t even know if that’s possible.) See you there!”
YES! Fantastic! Get a ticket to the UT show here and now.