Kaine has dropped Adixtion as their booking agent after only two months. This is due to Adixtion booking Kaine to play a number of shows at the Fiddlers Elbow in Camden (London) that didn’t have confirmation with the venue. The venue stated: “No gigs have been confirmed with Adixtion as yet, as they never came to the meeting.”
This is despite Kaine confirming and agreeing the dates with Adixtion prior to announcing them. The following shows will now be cancelled:
- May 22nd, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
- July 31st, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
- August 30th 2015 – MK Rock & Metal Festival, Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes
- September 11th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
- October 10th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
- November 14th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
- December 12th, 2015 – Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
If the band hadn’t followed this up with the venue they would have made the trip to the first show advertised to find this wasn’t going ahead and would have lost money on the journey to the venue. The band is disappointed that Adixtion didn’t follow this up with the venue or have the courtesy to inform the band these dates were not confirmed before they were advertised.
This incident follows on from Kaine being booked by Adixtion to play the MK Rock & Metal Festival at the Milton Keynes Bowl (on August 30th) which was supposedly alongside the likes of Motorhead, Slash and many more named acts. The press conference which was allegedly with MTV was cancelled earlier this month and it was revealed that the venue hadn’t actually been secured for the show prior to the bookings being made. A number of the headline bands then started advertising shows on that same date which suggests they were not booked for the show either. No further announcement was made about the event until Kaine pressed them today and they confirmed this festival wouldn’t be going ahead.
Rage Sadler said: “It is with great disappointment that we are being forced to drop Adixtion as our booking agent. This is due to the unprofessional manner in which the Fiddlers Elbow gigs were handled. It seems like we go through one thing after another of late and we wish people were just straightforward with us. We shouldn’t have been offered any dates until they were confirmed with the venue. We would have lost money travelling to the first show to find it wasn’t going ahead as well as having to inform those who came to watch us that we would not be playing that night. It’s something I find totally unacceptable and we will simply not work with people like this. Our reputation is everything, we work hard and we attend every show we are booked to play. We expect to be treated a lot better than we have by Adixition. I would advise all the bands on their roster to check their bookings with the venues before travelling to the gigs.”
Nige Murrells from Adixtion responded by attacking the band saying that; “and Now I see what your about and what i’ve been told about you that I waved away as rumours are actually true. Reckon you’re gonna need a lot of luck.”
Kaine will not be seeking to find a new Booking Agent in the immediate future and will continue to book their own shows.