Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

In an interview, Jello Biafra has commented on the booking of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine at this year's Amnesia Rockfest. Although the band has pulled itself from the lineup, the booking was unusual as the festival featured both Jello's group and the modern, Jello-less incarnation of the Dead Kennedys. Biafra stated:

We were supposed to play [Amnesia Rockfest] and the promoter, for some reason, thought it would be a real cool idea to book us and the fake Dead Kennedys on the same day and not tell either party that the other was on the bill. It especially leaves a bad taste in my mouth because this promoter pushed our booking agent for us to confirm clear back in November and we did. For people wondering why we're not at Rockfest after the initial press release said that we and Dead Kennedys were both playing, well, that's the reason.

Jello also reveals that the Dead Kennedys previously approached Jello about a reunion, which Jello turned down. Read the whole thing here. Jello and the GSM are on tour now with Negative Approach.

06/20Syracuse, NYLost Horizon
06/21Albany, NYBogie's
06/22Boston, MABrighton Music Hall
06/24Poughkeepsie, NYThe Chance
06/25New Jersey, NYAsbury Lanes
06/27New York City, NYHighline Ballroom
06/28Philadelphia, PAUnion Transfer (also with Mischief Brew)
06/29Baltimore, MDOttobar
06/30Millvale, PAMr. Small's Theatre
07/02Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom