HANDS OFF GRETEL have sadly had to announce that their current DON’T TOUCH tour has had to be postponed until later in the year. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible; in the meantime, the band have commented:
“In light of the latest government advice in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19) we feel we have no alternative but to reschedule our entire Spring tour. We know how disappointing this is for so many of you that have bought tickets, booked accommodation and made travel plans to come and see us. We are extremely sorry to have to do this, as we have planned and looked forward to this tour for many months and it is the last thing any of us want to do.
“We feel that to continue with our tour would be irresponsible of us and the last thing we want to do is risk the health of our fans. We also have two members of the band (Sam and Sean) that both have underlying medical conditions (diabetes) which puts both of them in a higher risk category in terms of complications from the virus, bringing its own risks and uncertainties for us too, if we were to continue touring. We are working behind the scenes with our agent, promoters and venues to secure new dates as soon as we can. Tickets will remain valid for our rescheduled dates, which we hope to announce very soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding and stay safe everyone. We are truly sorry.”
HANDS OFF GRETELThe band recently revealed the video for MILK, taken from last year’s I WANT THE WORLD album. You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XqgzRZy0BE
This was followed by the release of THE ANGRY EP in early March, featuring three tracks – SHE THINKS SHE’S PUNK ROCK N ROLL, DON’T TOUCH and BIGGER THAN ME – all of which are live favourites that fans have repeatedly asked the band to release. The EP is available on CD and limited edition 10” white vinyl – alongside all major download and streaming platforms – from: www.handsoffgretel.co.uk
The video for SHE THINKS SHE’S PUNK ROCK N ROLL was also recently released. You can watch that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDUNsojKdoc
Talking about the EP, singer Lauren Tate, who also designed the artwork, said: “It was great to get into the studio and record some tracks that didn’t make it onto the album. The Angry EP captures the energy and aggression of our live shows, which is something we totally wanted to do after releasing our latest album, which has a more polished sound. The EP is honest and raw, just how punk rock tracks should be, and we know these are favourites with our fans so it’s great to finally release them”.