What is the status of The Be Good Tanyas?
It’s been a long time since we last heard from them.
Their last album, Hello Love, was released in 2006.
2007 was spent working on solo/other projects.
Early in 2008 we were informed via their Myspace page that they were taking a “year off”
But we’re nearing the end of 2009 and there’s still no news about the future. The band’s official website hasn’t been updated since 2007.
So imagine my surprise when I received an email from Ents24 yesterday with the title “The Be Good Tanyas Tour Dates”.
I opened the email hoping to find that they’d been working on a new album and would be touring the UK to promote it. I clicked through to the Ents24 website to see this: “The Be Good Tanyas + King Wilkie + Reid Burge At The Borderline, London Wednesday, 16 June 2010“. Just the one date then, but as the band would be unlikely to travel to the UK just for one gig, I thought maybe we’d hear news of more in the coming days and weeks.
I decided to have a look on the Ticketmaster site, which says this: “Jun 6 Borderline London, Evening of, Be Good Tanyas & King Wilkie Songs, Samantha Parton (The B“. So they have a different date, and it looks like it’s just Sam Parton and not the whole band. But the description has been cut short and there’s no other information, so it’s not very helpful.
Sam Parton appeared on the last King Wilkie album, so it seems more likely that it’s their gig, and she’s appearing as a guest.
If Sam is guesting on another band’s tour where does this leave the Be Good Tanyas?
I’ll post again when I have more information.