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American Nightmare/Nothing name change

Monday, March 17, 2003 12:05 PM PT

Following months of speculation and uncertainty, American Nightmare/Nothing has finally settled upon a new band name - Give Up The Ghost. Here's a statement from the band regarding the matter:

"This is sorta weird for us. 350 days ago we were served with a "cease and desist" to change our name, by a band based out of Philadelphia who objected to our use of their name and US trademark. Today we are doing that.

Give Up The Ghost.

Much like most things we do, some will love it and some will hate it, but the real issue at hand is that we the band like it. We feel it fits perfectly. We are well aware that many won't like the name. What we want to express to everyone, is that this is simply a legal issue. If there was something could have been done, we would have done it. Trust us, we tried everything. But after a year of being hung out to dry and having many write us off, we are back on our feet and that is the most important thing.

In that time off we have recorded our new full length and single, and as soon as we get the okay to talk labels and release dates we will do so. We will also be explaining some of the misfortunes we have had over the last year on the Bridge Nine band journal page.

As far as shows go, you can expect to see a lot of us in the coming months. We will be back touring the world starting in April. Our tour dates are as such and we hope to see you there. We are extremely thankful for our close friends sticking by us, and helping us through this hell."

The group has apparently lined up the following dates, both in the US and in Europe:

4/4 Harrisonburg VA @ Macrock w/ Converge
4/5 Wilkes-Barre PA @ Cafe Metropolis w/ Converge
4/6 Philly PA @ The 1st Unitarian Church w/ Converge
4/12 Camber Sands UK Kerrang! Weekender w/ Glassjaw, The Hellacopters
4/13 Holland Arnhem Goudvishal
4/14 Germany Bremen Schlachthof
4/15 Sweden Gothenburg Meeths Unga Salonger
4/16 Sweden Linköping Skylten
4/17 Denmark Fredericia Ungdommens Hus
4/18 Germany Berlin Knaak
4/19 Germany Saalfeld Clubhaus
4/20 Germany Schweinfurt Festival
4/21 Austria Graz Explosiv
4/22 Italy Vienna Shelter
4/23 Italy Milano Transilvania Live
4/24 France Paris tba
4/25 Germany Bochum Matrix
4/26 Belgium Meerhout Groezrock Fest
4/27 Germany Wolfsburg Ost
4/28 Germany München Kafe Kult
4/29 Germany Ibbenbüren JZ Scheune
4/30 Holland s Hertogenbosch W2
5/1 Swindon UK The Furnace w/ Amulet, XcanaanX, Sworn In
5/2 Leicester UK Charlotte w/ Amulet, XcanaanX
5/3 Sheffield UK Corporation w/ Amulet, Sworn In
5/4 Manchester UK Music Box w/ Amulet, Sworn In
5/5 Canterbury UK Scout Hut w/ Amulet, XcanaanX
5/6 London UK Underworld w/ Amulet, XcanaanX, Sworn In
5/8 Reykjavik Iceland @ TBA

Finally, the band will also reportedly be touring the US with Every Time I Die and The Suicide File from May 11th through June 6th, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

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