The one-night-only Flannel Nation Festival in San Pedro, California has been scrapped. The show, set for this Saturday at San Pedro, California's Port of Los Angeles, was to feature Everclear, Candlebox, Sugar Ray, Soul Asylum, Filter, Cracker, Fastball, Sponge, Star Zero, and X Wire.
Blabbermouth posted the announcement from the show's promoters stating: “We regret to announce that due to ongoing problems and logistical setbacks, putting on Flannel Nation as intended has become infeasible, therefore we are forced to make the tough decision to cancel this weekend's event. Our goal is to retool and reschedule the event and tickets will be honored for the new date when announced.”
On Tuesday, Everclear explained why they were bowing out of appearing telling fans on Instagram: “It has been brought to our attention within the past week that the event organizers of Flannel Nation Festival in San Pedro, CA, scheduled for this Saturday, August 13th, do not have the adequate means to provide the level of experience our fans expect and deserve while attending an Everclear show. With this in consideration, we have decided to pull out of the festival. Please stay tuned in the coming weeks as we will be announcing a proper Los Angeles performance where we plan to deliver the type of performance that exceeds our fans' expectations. Refunds may be requested at the point of purchase.”
Looking back, Cracker guitarist Johnny Hickman told us that writing songs for the band has always been a relatively simple process. In fact, he says, it's kind of like a casual conversation among two friends: “The songs that David (Lowery) and I have done together are very much a dialogue. As David puts it, I'll make a big noise on the guitar and then he´ll rant and rave for a little bit, then I make another noise, then he rants and raves again. And then we rant and rave and do the guitar together. Y'know, it's sort of (laughs). . . it's just the way we work together. That's sort of Cracker in a nutshell.”