2009 Coachella artist Throbbing Gristle have announced in a statement this week that they will cease to perform live as a band. With Genesis P-Orridge stating he will no longer perform in Throbbing Gristle, the band has decided to drop the name and perform as X-TG for their remaining European tour dates. No word yet if they will continue performing at X-TG but be thankful for local fans that saw Throbbing Gristle last year at Coachella and the Ricardo Montalban Theatre before they disbanded. Statement from the Industrial band below at the jump:
"In the evening 27th October TG members and their associated managements received two emails from Genesis P-Orridge stating he was no longer willing to perform in Throbbing Gristle and returned to his home in New York.
Cosey, Sleazy & Chris have concluded that once more, and for the time being, Throbbing Gristle has Ceased to Exist, at least as a live entity.
Therefore, and with deepest apologies, TG must cancel their scheduled performance at Archa Theatre, in Prague, Czech Republic on 30th October. It being too short notice to offer an alternative set.
In order not to disappoint fans of the old quartet, Cosey, Peter & Chris have offered to perform live under the name X-TG at Arena Del Sole, Bologna, Italy on 2nd November & at Casa Musica, Porto, Portugal on 5th November.
We hope fans will appreciate and enjoy this new project and the trio is looking forward to performing exciting new and radical electronic musics together. Full refunds are available at the point of purchase if required."