All acoustic shows are now SOLD OUT. We thank everyone who bought tickets and look forward to seeing you at these intimate shows.
It is with heavy hearts that we find ourselves having to bid farewell to our brother, collaborator and drummer, Damon Wilson. We’ve had a great 5 years together and accomplished so much together. We never take for granted how lucky we are to be able to travel and play music, but for some people there comes a point when it no longer makes sense for them, and that is the decision Damon has made. Of course, we accept and respect his decision completely.
Meanwhile the rest of us are as committed as ever to TTM and we can’t wait to play some shows. We’re very fortunate to have our long time friend, the incredible Simon Lea playing with us for our upcoming acoustic shows and in Germany we will be joined by a man many of you already know and love, Mr Mikey Sorbello of The Graveltones. Onwards! Damon has asked us to pass on his words below. xx
“I’ve have had a lot of proud moments being in The Temperance Movement.
Our first sold out show @ The Borderline.
Meeting Jimmy Page @ our Koko gig.
Opening for The Stones.
Making two albums of music the way we wanted to.
The amazing places we’ve visited.
There are too many OMG moments to list. But by far my biggest & most gobsmacking moment was the day in 2011 when Paul Luke & Phil paid me a visit at my house to invite me to join the band fully.
Up until that moment we’d just done a few gigs & the whole thing was very part time. We had songs & a band name but we weren’t really a band yet.
‘We want to really go for it & see how far we can take it’ Paul said with that glint in his eye.
Luke & Phil had that same glint. I’m pretty sure Nick had already been brought on board.
It hadn’t occurred to me that I might get this invitation.
I was pretty sure that anytime soon I’d be found out by these amazing guys & musicians & they’d go find a proper drummer!
‘Absolutely’ was my reply. And so it began.
And there’s rarely been a day go by in the past five years that I haven’t pinched myself & thought ‘How did I end up in this incredible gang of talented compassionate hilarious people?’
Paul. Phil. Nick. Matt. And Luke. They’ve been my brothers. My teachers. My best friends.
That’s why it’s with a very heavy heart that I tell you that I’m leaving The Temperance Movement.
No big argument or fall out.
We’re all still most excellent friends. I’ve simply reached a point where I need to spend a lot more time at home with my wife & three kids. That’s it.
I’m gonna feel like I’ve lost a limb for quite a while. Being with these guys has been genuinely life changing.
I want to thank The Temperance Movement & you amazing fans for the ride.
Long may it continue.
For all those coming to see us on the Acoustic mini tour, we are delighted to announce that The Pearl Harts will be opening all three shows in a similar stripped back mode.
Glasgow and Manchester sold out fast and as of this morning 40 tickets only remain for the London show. Get tickets here… https://sawtooth-tickets.com/
THANK YOU for helping us trial our tout bashing Bush Hall ON SALE! On the upside, we can clearly see that no touts were able to penetrate the ‘real fan’ initiative and that despite the website feeling clunky on some devices and operating systems you all seem to have stuck with it and got tickets, so well done!
We can also see that 70% of you have successfully downloaded the App and ‘On-Boarded’ your tickets. For anyone who needs help with this process or the initial accreditation please do reach out to the Active Ticketing support email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, apologies to those who felt that we somehow let the side down a bit but of course this is a real live testing environment, fighting for a wider cause that affects us all. We’ll work on the messaging and take all your feedback into account for the future.
55 Tickets remain for anyone who still hasn’t managed to get ’em.
The Bush Hall, London on Tuesday 6 Dec show goes on sale at 3pm TODAY. At that point we will post up on all channels and via the newsletter, a link to the event page at Sawtooth Tickets. Here you will be taken through a fan verification process to prove you ain’t no bot…it’s very simple and you don’t need an App or anything else…just go via your usual web browser as you would with any ticket sale. Any problems, there is email support right there. Once you have been accredited and have made your order, you will be sent an email verification by Active Tickets with instructions on how to download an App that will contain your secure tickets. That’s when you’ll need your Android or Apple smartphone. Bring you phone with the App on to the gig and boom, you are in the door. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can still order tickets but then we will have to deal with your purchase via the Active Tickets helpline, along with any other queries on access or exceptional needs.
Although this might seem like a bit of a faff, it really stems from us listening to your ticketing experiences in the past and trying some new methods to get closer to the ideal. Tickets in fans hands, not secondary resellers!
Please support the initiative by giving open and honest feedback, good and bad!
Love and salutations,
The Temperance Movement
TICKETS NOW ON-SALE
In December we will be heading out to play some very special acoustic shows. Come and join us playing some very different versions of our songs, in three small and intimate venues. TICKETS ONSALE FROM FRIDAY 18TH NOV. These shows will sell out fast!
6th December – London / Bush Hall*
7th December – Manchester / Deaf Institute
8th December – Glasgow / Oran Mor
GO HERE FOR TICKETS
* Tickets for London – 6/12/16. We’re frustrated at seeing our fans ripped off by 3rd party ticket sellers (touts, scalpers etc!) and have decided we would like to try and help solve the problem. We will be trying a new system for selling tickets to our show on 6/12/16 – sign up to our mailing list on our website.
A huge thank you to everyone who bought our new album “White Bear”, putting it at number one in the UK Rock Album Chart.