Date Published: Tuesday, 8 May 12
| Author: Hayley Ferris
| 1 year ago
The Last Hurricane
After the announcement of lead singer Clint Boge’s departure from THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT the boys will be holding one last national tour. The tour will see The Butterfly Effect performing farewell shows to pay tribute to the last ten years and give thanks to fans for their support. I caught up with guitarist Kurt Goedhart for a chat about the Effected tour and the band’s future.
The official statement from Clint about his departure was published early February. “It was about six months before the announcement that we knew for sure it was going to happen,” explains Kurt, “and that time wasn’t spent twiddling our thumbs. We wanted to do this right.” Discussing the tour Kurt says, “We thought it was the right thing to do by giving [fans] the chance to see us for the last time and get some sort of closure, not only for them but for us as well.”
The tour kicked off Thursday April 26 and I ask Kurt what attendees could expect. “We’ve put a lot of time into this tour,” Kurt replies. “We’re still playing all the old songs but we’ve written new sections, intros and outros. This is the last time that we’re playing live together so we thought we’d come out, give them a bit of a ‘tszuj’… We’ll be giving it our all on this one.”
I informed Kurt the tour had already sold out in some places. “It’s fantastic… There are so many people out there that we’ve made an impact on… [It’s] all you can hope for as a musician.” Kurt went on, “it is a bit weird though when [fans] cry, and even weirder when they don’t even speak English and yet they’re still crying, but other than that it’s fantastic.”
Have auditions already been held for a new lead singer? Kurt chooses his words carefully before he speaks: “Yes, we are looking for a new singer. Lately though we’ve just been writing, writing and writing as much music as possible.” He then says laughing, “I mean we’re doing what we can to continue this passion that we have. We’re in that stage of the process where we’re finding that out ourselves. I think once we find the right singer we’ll know. That’ll dictate a lot of the material that we’ve been writing. I can’t give you a direction our music is going in but I can guarantee you it won’t have an acoustic guitar in it.”
Kurt reassures me that the band is excited for the change. “The last ten years have been great but then again the last three or four years have not been so great in our creative sense. I mean, we’ve got the job done but there was a lot more disappointment than excitement… so we’re all looking forward to the next project for us where we can go back to being excited and pumped, like it was back in the early days.” play the UC Refectory Wednesday May 16 from 8pm supported by Numbers Radio and Greenthief. Tickets are $53.05 + bf through Oztix.