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  1. #16
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    Hope this helps

    Hey guys and gals,

    The folks from FIXX management here. We thought it might be a good idea to try to
    clear up some of the questions, misconceptions and conjecture that has been floating around here lately.

    First, Steve was dead-on with everything he’s said so far. There was never a promise of a “World Tour 2011” from anybody connected with the band. It’s simply not their style. No one should be waiting for the day when a flood of tour dates for the entire year are released. It is an ongoing process. Tour dates are updated regularly. Also, the band has made a conscious decision to not play “hole in the wall” type venues, so you’ll notice that the dates are indeed more selective.

    Secondly, we don’t announce “unofficial” dates because they are in fact….“unofficial”. It wouldn’t be fair to you, the venues or the promoters involved to do so. In some cases, the promoters ask us NOT to announce some dates until they are ready to go on sale. For instance, if we were going to play in Orlando this July, they may ask us not to announce the date until the end of June So we stick with the “more dates are coming” which some say is hype. Although someone else suggests we say things like “We’re trying to get a few more dates for this summer in the States” okay, that’s true, we’ll go with that.

    Thirdly, a few misconceptions…..there was never a “promise” of a live Reach The Beach recording. It was an idea that was floated and then shelved….maybe it gets discussed again…maybe not. But the eventual decision was to focus on moving forward with new material.
    Also, the idea of doing the album live and any other band's tours are completely unrelated…none of our bands knew of the other’s plan, and its a common thing.... many acts have done a similar thing. I also don’t think anyone from the Fixx ever posted anything that said it was happening. Next, although we appreciate the concern, the travel cost and gear issues are very well in hand, so no need for you guys to worry about such things!! Finally, actually CD sales are still quite important and still account for a major portion of sales (especially for bands with some heritage), however, no one has ever suggested that tracks will not be available for download (they will be)…but to release them as they were completed would be to do so without the focused marketing and attention that a full album release will bring. We get it. We're in the same century as you.

    Lastly, the new Fixx album is called “Beautiful Friction” it consists of all-new songs (not ones that have been floating around), written by the Fixx. It is produced by Nick Jackson and mixed by Stephen W Tayler. None of these songs have yet been played live! In fact, many of the songs on the album were written since last fall.
    Although the recording phase is complete,(and that’s what was reported as being done) there is still quite a bit of work to do before we actually release it…..mastering, artwork, deciding on a distribution partner, finalizing marketing and publicity strategies all need to be finished before announcing the street date. So there isn’t a delay, we’re progressing quite well….but we’ve still got some things to do. I know the band appreciates both the patience and interest you’ve all shown.

    Hope that helps, and clears up some of it. If you have any questions or comments, you are always welcome to drop us a note at www.thefixx.com.

    P.S. There will be a brand new Fixx song available in the next couple of weeks. It’s called “Moving Mountains” and it will benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation. We hope you’ll check it out and consider supporting LHSF. Details are coming!
    Last edited by FIXX OFFICIAL; 05-27-2011 at 12:36 AM.

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    thank you
    I know why 'unofficial' dates aren't announced---I've seen the remarks in the past from anyone who lost out on that before. It's not what I meant.

    More dates for CA on the LIVE page!

    I don't know what I just said or why.

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    time for a fixx fan group hug? lol




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    Re: Hope this helps

    Originally posted by FIXX OFFICIAL
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    P.S. There will be a brand new Fixx song available in the next couple of weeks. It’s called “Moving Mountains” and it will benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation. We hope you’ll check it out and consider supporting LHSF. Details are coming!
    Thanks for all the information, I'm sure that clears up a lot of confusion. The news that a new song benefiting LHS coming out is great! Win-win.
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    Question New CD

    Thanks for the update. Great to hear things are coming along nicely.

    Although I'm ecstatic to hear that the new CD will have entirely new material, I'm wondering if studio versions of "Life Goes On" and "Everyone Believes In Something" were ever recorded.

    I would love to hear studio versions of those songs.

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    Let's get honest here for a minute. The Fixx are a great band however they don't have a big enough fan base to currently headline. We've seen this movie before, when The Fixx Headline they draw maybe 100-200 tops. I would love to see them headline but I am a realist. Unless they have a huge hit from their upcoming release (fingers crossed) or decide to play RTB front to back, headlining isn't in the cards.

    Like it or not, they need to be a supporting act .
    The Hollywood Bowl concert is a step in the right direction. Need to do more of those and get some freaking merchandise out at the shows!!!

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    Not that it matters, but there was (up on the old website Ed's format) saying that a WORLD TOUR was coming atop the previous list of tour dates. I am not hallucinating, it was there.....

    But now it's gone so we will never ever know- Just awaitin' for the new cd.....


    Will they play some of the new tunes this summer at the outings listed ?

    (Please God, let them say yes!)


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    Originally posted by Diamond05
    Not that it matters, but there was (up on the old website Ed's format) saying that a WORLD TOUR was coming atop the previous list of tour dates. I am not hallucinating, it was there.....

    d3
    Of course it was there! You are not hallucinating!

    I do not want to comment longer on that. Because i never really believed it. There is one show in germany and i am able to be there. That is more then i expected... And who knows. 2011 is not over yet. England?

    oh, and i do not really worry about travel cost - that was irony.


    At least we had a small discussion here and someone official jumped in after a short time. Welcome and thank you.
    Maybe this a a new start and leads to a positive fan-liaison!
    Last edited by heimo; 06-02-2011 at 04:52 AM.

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by HENRY IZZO
    [B]Let's get honest here for a minute. The Fixx are a great band however they don't have a big enough fan base to currently headline. We've seen this movie before, when The Fixx Headline they draw maybe 100-200 tops. I would love to see them headline but I am a realist. Unless they have a huge hit from their upcoming release (fingers crossed) or decide to play RTB front to back, headlining isn't in the cards.

    Like it or not, they need to be a supporting act .
    The Hollywood Bowl concert is a step in the right direction...

    And, ditto for the Napa concert--as they will be the intro for the "headlining," English Beat. And, we will go, sans kids, (don't tell them!), as this is practically in our backyard, and I love this band anywhere, anytime. We're also looking forward to the new CD, in it's entirety.
    All of this angst, and endless speculation seems a bit overboard--

    The Fixx in 2011 WILL transpire-- as they invariably always seem to be able to reinvent themselves.
    Now, someone mentioned a shot of Herradura--make it silver please!

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    Originally posted by Steve Pariseau
    The show tonight was pretty awesome. They did a full set since they were the headliner. It was an odd venue for them. The place is a country saloon in the middle of an industrial park. Weird, but it worked.
    .......
    Originally posted by FIXX OFFICIAL
    Hey guys and gals,

    The folks from FIXX management here. We thought it might be a good idea to try to
    clear up some of the questions, misconceptions and conjecture that has been floating around here lately.

    First, Steve was dead-on with everything he’s said so far. .... Also, the band has made a conscious decision to not play “hole in the wall” type venues, so you’ll notice that the dates are indeed more selective.
    .......
    Sorry to hear some of the summer dates are being cancelled/rescheduled. If, indeed, Cy is ailing, we wish him a speedy recovery.

    I haven't been to that Sick Boys club in Daytona Beach. I hope it doesn't fall into that category of a "hole in the wall", since the band and management are being "more selective" about where they play
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    Originally posted by Steve Pariseau
    The show tonight was pretty awesome. They did a full set since they were the headliner. It was an odd venue for them. The place is a country saloon in the middle of an industrial park. Weird, but it worked.
    .......
    Originally posted by FIXX OFFICIAL
    Hey guys and gals,

    The folks from FIXX management here. We thought it might be a good idea to try to
    clear up some of the questions, misconceptions and conjecture that has been floating around here lately.

    First, Steve was dead-on with everything he’s said so far. .... Also, the band has made a conscious decision to not play “hole in the wall” type venues, so you’ll notice that the dates are indeed more selective.
    .......
    Sorry to hear some of the summer dates are being cancelled/rescheduled. If, indeed, Cy is ailing, we wish him a speedy recovery.

    I haven't been to that Sick Boys club in Daytona Beach. I hope it doesn't fall into that category of a "hole in the wall", since the band and management are being "more selective" about where they play
    My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
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    Thanks for your sincere concern!!

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    A little late on the post but I do appreciate the Fixx management for coming out and giving us the low down on the latest happenings from one of our favorite bands. I'm already looking forward to the upcoming album and hopefully they will swing back to my neck of the "desert" here in the Phoenix area. I work at a casino resort in Scottsdale called Talking Stick Resort and I hope the management team considers looking at this resort for a possible appearance. I mention this as in the next few months we have the Psychodelic Furs and Kool and the Gang performing there and I'm sure bringing in our boys would also draw a huge crowd. Thanks again for the information.

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    maybe miked26 :


    I mention this as in the next few months we have the Psychodelic Furs and Kool and the Gang performing there


    i believe the fixx uses the same booking agent as the p Furs.....


    goood luck and fingers crossed!

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