Rope Cosmetology's debut tour is in very bad shape, and we're nearer to pulling the plug than not. It just stinks, as this is a fantastic lineup, on a par with OHNE, albeit coming from a clump of genetic material guaranteeing a predisposition for improvisation rather than employing egg timers to define set lengths and submerging contact mics in buckets of water.
Another gig fell through yesterday, and of the five we have, three are separated by vast empty stretches. Our friends have been incredibly generous (we have a live space, an engineer, and a flat at our disposal for pre-tour rehearsals), but without gigs, we're dead before we begin. No way to pay for the van. No money for fuel. No margin for any sort of error...
We'll know by the end of the week whether we move forward, or cancel everything, and try again some other time.