Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FIGHT AMP - Final Amp

After a 12-year run, beloved Philadelphia rockers Fight Amp will officially disband, following their upcoming North American tour in November.

Now dubbed "Final Amp," the November tour hits eight cities across the northeastern US and Canada, ending in Brooklyn, New York for a final show.

Fight Amp - Final Amp:
Nov 4 - Kent, OH @ Outpost
Nov 5 - Chicago, IL @ Township
Nov 6 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Nov 8 - Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Nov 9 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Nov 10 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
Nov 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale

Founded in Philly over a decade ago, Fight Amputation, a.k.a. Fight Amp, created a thick catalog of releases and toured tirelessly with the likes of Eyehategod and Black Tusk. The current, final lineup – a 
power trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis, bassist/vocalist Jon DeHart and drummer Dan Smith – is a supremely lean, mean machine, melding the muscularity of Helmet and the gruff soulfulness of Nirvana. The band's last album, 2015's Constantly Off, earned these words from Stereogum: "Beneath a hard crust of booming toms and slippery Unsane-esque rhythms lies an efficient, borderline-pop songwriting sensibility." 

The band gives this statement:

Well, here it is. As of today we're officially announcing that our November shows will be our last. Fight Amp is going on indefinite hiatus. 

It's been a long strange, wild, educational, fun and sometimes painful journey, and this is not a decision we made lightly or quickly. It may come as a surprise to a lot of you, but the three of us have been chewing on this for a while. The timing just seems right at this point. We're leaving on a high note with the release of our favorite Fight Amp record to date, Constantly Off, as our farewell album. 

We can't thank you all enough for riding this thing through with us. There's enough stories, gratitude, lessons and history embedded in this band at this point that we could write a book on the topic. Instead of a long-winded statement here we'll let those things come out as time passes. Without going into too much further detail, we're making this move to focus on other musical projects. We're lifers in this thing and we're not going anywhere as musicians, so stay tuned for what's to come. As far as the new material we had written and started to demo, we'll let that sleep for now.

It's been real, people. Thank you all so much for the continued support and we hope to see you in November to see Fight Amp one last time.

One fuckin' love,

Mike, Jon, Dan
Fight Amputation