As I'm sure many of you already know, last night one of our best friends, Jason Gaviati, passed away after battling Lymphoma for the past few months. It was unexpected and has hit us all very hard. Gavi lived with Rian for several years, and has been my roommate in Los Angeles for the past year. In a relatively small amount of time he became family to all of us, because that's just the kind of guy he was. Jason was easily one of the brightest, sweetest, most positive people I have ever met, and his passing has left us completely bewildered and emotionally drained. Last night's show in Philly was extremely difficult for us to get through, but we felt that it would be a disservice to you guys to not go out there and play, (It's also what Gavi would have wanted us to do.)
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you who may have been there for understanding why we needed to go on late, and for helping us get through what I would call the toughest show we've ever had to play.
With that in mind, we have decided to finish out the tour without canceling the remaining shows, but in the state we're in right now, we just don't feel like we're in a place where we can comfortably get through any of the extra things we've got scheduled around the shows.
Regrettably, we will be canceling the remaining Hustler Club (pre-show and post-show,) meet and greets, as well as the live Full Frontal taping at the Gotham tomorrow in NYC. We are already working on rescheduling the live taping, but will be offering refunds as well. We apologize for all of this, but right now it's what we need to do to get through a very tough loss of one of our brothers.
Thank you guys so much for understanding, and for all your kind words and prayers. Please continue to keep Gavi and his family in your thoughts.
Lots of love,
Alex, Rian, Jack and Zack