Could this be the end of Women? On Friday night the band had an all out fight while onstage in Victoria, British Columbia’s Lucky Bar. Guitarist / Vocalist Chris Reimer announced at the show that it was their “last show as a band.” Brothers Pat and Matthew Flegel were throwing full out punches at each other during the soundcheck reported eyewitnesses. As of right now, Women’s future as a band is up in the air and they are stating exhaustion and stress is a main cause of their outburst.
Here is what Women’s manager, Ian Russell, had to say in an official statement:
“With a heavy heart, we regret to say that the band Women is exhausted and are in need of a break from touring. They have experienced a lot of stress recently, and this culminated in a disastrous public conflict on Friday. Band members have been suffering from poor health, and are in near-exhaustion; as of today, all upcoming shows have been cancelled.
We feel that it’s necessary to emphasize that this is a very difficult time for the band, and is not a trivial decision for a group that has spent as much time touring as they have. The band is a close-knit group of friends that have known each other since elementary school, and the personal health of these individuals forces this decision.
The band would appreciate some privacy as they sort things out and recover.”
Women have canceled all of their tour dates including their 25-date European tour that was due to launch this week. Check back to ModernMysteryBlog.com for updates on Women’s future.