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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Triggerman to disband - MySpace Blog |

Have been hoping this wasn't true, but still tragic - Bap, Niall, Uggy and Rory defined a new genre with their Preacher Rock, but alas it is t be no more! Here's the official note from their Myspace site:

Triggerman to disband - Triggerman's MySpace Blog : "Triggerman to disband
This is just to let you all know that Triggerman have made the decision to disband. It was not an easy decision to make but we feel that the band has run its course and we want to finish it up before it completely runs out of steam and also while we still love performing the songs. We will not be breaking up immediately as we have a few gigs to honour and also we want to go out with a bang, so we will be organizing one last monster show. We want to do this last big show as we have been in bands before which just fizzle out and we feel that a last big gig would bring the band to a good end. We are planning something special so it will take a few months to set up, so it may be around november time before it happens so keep an eye out if you fancy coming. I will post more details when i have them. The gigs we have booked if you want to see us before then are.

Diamond rock club - Aug 22nd with sinocence
Masons Bar Derry - Sept 19th with La Faro
Derry Somewhere--- Triggerman final show TBC

we would also like to thank everybody for all their support and help over the years and for rocking and drinking beer with us and being our friends. We hope to see you all at the final show where we hope it will be one to remember."

Absolute fucking bummer - but good luck to you all for whatever future plans you have!


Toby Osbourn said...

That is shitty news, they were a great band!

Jonny said...

It is indeed a damn shame - sort of hoping they can do one last Belfast show before calling it a day!

Wayne Donaldson said...

I'll be attending Diamond Rock Club tonight, Mason's, and the final gig. Triggerman are in my top 5 bands of all time, and I'm not just talking about local bands. I fucking love this band and they will be sorely missed by me.

Unknown said...

I saw Triggerman open for the Undertones in Derry two winters ago, on a visit there, I'm Canadian. Shit, they were fucking insane, I bought all their music and brought it home to Canada, fucking amazing stuff. I wish I could be there to see them go out with a bang. This is damn sad news. Triggerman are my favourite hard-rocking band of all time!

Anonymous said...

The good news is that the disbandment appears to have been called off. See http://belfastmetalheadsreunited.blogspot.com/2009/09/tragedy-averted.html