Wavves Frontman Apologizes for Meltdown, Band Cancels European Tour

Since we here at Tympanogram yearn to give all sides of the story, we wanted to relay the apology from Wavves frontman Nathan Williams for the disastrous show they had this past Thursday in Spain.

“I think in the back of my head I knew I wasn’t exactly mentally healthy enough to continue to tour the way I have been since February. Honest truth is this has all happened so fast and I feel like the weight of it has been building for months now with what seems like a never ending touring and press schedule which includes absolutely zero time to myself. I’m sorry to everyone who has put effort into this and to everyone who supported me. Mixing ecstasy valium and xanax before having to play in front of thousands of people was one of the more poor decisions I’ve made(duh) and I realize my drinking has been a problem now for a good period of time. Nothing else I can do but apologize to everyone that has been affected by my poor decision making. I made a mistake. Not the first mistake I’ve made and it for sure wont be the last. I’m human. Don’t know why I chose the biggest platform I could imagine to loose my shit, but that’s life. You live and you learn.”

This post was made via Nathan’s blog Ghost Ramp, but has since been removed from the site.  The band has now cancelled their entire European tour.

Now, we’re not ones to make fun of other people’s health issues, so if this is an actual problem for Nathan, we wish him the best with his recovery and in the future.

But we still don’t like the band’s music. Though ‘hating’ on it, or other music, is nothing we have done nor ever will. To quote Common’s “The 6th Sense”:  “If I don’t like it, I don’t like it. That don’t mean that I’m hating.”

Wavves – So Bored (mp3) from Wavves

UPDATE!: Here’s a YouTube video of some of the now infamous performance.



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