Ever since the band was booked for the Ann Arbor Art Fair this coming Friday (July 23rd), people have been wondering if Joe will be joining Tally Hall on stage since he was absent from the band’s most recent tour back in March; the reasons of which have never been officially revealed.
As of a few weeks ago, I asked the band if they could give me an official answer on if Joe will be performing at this show. I was told that no official answer could be given at this time.
Tonight, I was informed that another fan wrote to Andrew asking the question again and received a response. The following is an excerpt from it, which I regretfully must pass on to you all:
“Joe will not be performing at the Ann Arbor show.”
This is now, obviously, much more than a fluke. This does not bode well for Mr. Hawley.
Yes, there are some things I know about the situation but there are WAY more things about it that I do NOT know… and I have to take a stand at this point and make a public plea to the band that they make some sort of official statement about what’s going on in the near future.
EDIT: Casey Shea has informed me that he will be filling Joe’s shoes once again, as he did during the March tour, for this show in Ann Arbor tomorrow. (7/22/10 4:56pm)