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Unfortunately it's a risk that every band worth their salt has to factor in. No, I'm not referring to media scandal, creative block or insomnia; I am of course referring to broken digits.
The five of us have 40 fingers and 10 thumbs in total, and the simple fact of the matter is, we need every one of them to fully function as Juliana Down. As our most astute fans will already be aware from the recent announcement on our facebook fan page, Sari has managed to break a finger. Not only that, he managed to do this playing soccer - one of the few activities where, unless you are the goalkeeper or Diego Maradona, fingers shouldn't in theory come into the equation. Not wanting to feel left out, Dia has also fractured his hand. To be fair, if it's going to happen to more than one of us, better that it happens at the same time. That said, James, Lionel and myself are not taking any risks and have recently taken to wearing ski gloves until normality resumes.
So, unfortunately we have had to postpone the show on 2nd September at Cheers, which we were really looking forward to. Thanks go out to the Metality crew who have agreed to accommodate us later this year, so keep checking our webpage and facebook for further announcements as to when this will be.
Rest assured that despite the above, the JD corporate division (aka Kelly Haechler, our manager) have been busy working on some new and exciting prospects for us. All will be revealed shortly, but let's just say we have a BIG performance lined up for the end of this year on home turf. We are also working closely with our friends at Blackberry to provide you with new and innovative ways to gain exclusive access to Juliana Down material and events. All of this is work in progress but it's looking good so far.
So whilst Sari's finger is in rehab (the experts in white coats reckon he will be able to pull off the solo in Glorious again within 4 weeks), it's still all systems go and we can't wait to get back on the stage in September. In the meantime, Ramadan Kareem from all of us.