Mest cancel 2 US shows

Popular US punkers Mest have been forced to cancel two of their US shows – for differing reasons.

Firstly, their show last night at Austin, Texas’ Emo’s club, was axed when Nick, the drummer of Mest, was arrested after having open alcohol in front of a venue after a show.

In a statement a spokesman for the band said: “The rest of the band is very sorry that they can’t make it to the show and they want you to know that it is Nick’s fault.

“Please keep your tickets to the show and they will be honored on a make up date.”

The band have also been forced to cancel tomorrow nights gig in Las Vegas after a 18-year-old fan died in a car crash on his way home from a Mest gig.

The band released this statement: “Christopher Michael McNair, born March 27th 1984, passed away Sunday April 21st 2002 in a car accident leaving a Mest concert.

“Matt and Tony Lovato have decided to cancel the show on 4/24 in Las Vagas to attend his wake in Houston, TX.

Mest, their road crew, and all of us here at would like to send out our love and prayers to his family.”


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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.