by Kung Fu

To put an end to rumors circulating throughout the internet, Tsunami Bomb bassist Matt McKenzie has confirmed on the band's message board that the band are not breaking up, but he will be temporarily joining Hoobastank as their touring bassist while Tsunami Bomb is off the road writing LP3. Part of his statement:

No, Tsunami Bomb has not broken up. Yes, we are still working on our next album. Yes, we are taking a break to concentrate on writing. Yes, this is what most bands do after they have been on tour for about 6 months straight. and yes, during this break there is a chance that I might fill in for an upcoming Hoobastank tour. I should also note that I am doing this because this band has some very good friends of mine in it, I love touring and playing music, and - most importantly - I had the blessing of my bandmates in TB.

If you're curious, you can click here to see which county and state fairs Hoobastank will be gracing this summer.

Tsunami Bomb will be returning to the road this fall, opening for Social Distortion. No other openers have been confirmed as of yet, but rumored are the Dead 60s. The tour will run from the end of September into November and be a comprehensive nationwide trek.

September 20, 2005Milwaukee, WIThe Rave
September 21, 2005Minneapolis, MNQuest
September 25, 2005Chicago, ILHouse Of Blues
October 4, 2005New York, NYNOKIA Theatre Time SquareSocial Distortion as "Moral Threat"
October 5, 2005New York, NYNOKIA Theatre Time SquareSocial Distortion as "Moral Threat"
October 13, 2005Cleveland, OHHouse Of Blues
October 30, 2005New Orleans, LAVoodoo Music FestivalQueens Of The Stone Age, New York Dolls, My Chemical Romance, Billy Idol