Augustines Farewell Tour w/ Fatherson live @ Concorde 2, Brighton 16th October
Project 92 caught alternative outfit Augustines as they kicked off their October Farewell Tour to a sold out crowd at Concorde 2, Brighton with support from alternative three piece, Fatherson.
Augustines took to a Brighton stage for the final time on Sunday 16th October and what a way to go out!
Opening up for them was Scottish 4 piece Fatherson. I caught these guys earlier in the year at Reading Festival and they were by far one of my favourite bands of the weekend, so I was eager to see if they come across on a smaller stage. Playing some of their biggest tracks including "Just Past The Point Of Breaking" & "Lost Little Boys" I am pleased to say they absolutely delivered and they have placed themselves firmly on my list of bands to see next time they come to town.
Then came the turn of Augustines. With a beautifully stripped back version of "Avenue", the band then cranked things up with tracks such as "Juarez" & crowd favourite "Headlong Into The Abyss". Hit after hit followed and it was amazing to see a band of Augustines' stature play such a personal and intimate set.
After pretty much every song, the band would stop and take a moment to reflect on the career they have had and share many a story about previous times in Brighton, to which they had the crowd in the palm of their hands. Young and old attended to wave fair well to a Brighton favourite and it was a pleasure to be able to photograph them one last time!
Announcing their split on their Facebook page back in September, Augustines stated:
"Dear friends, family and fans,
With a heavy heart, we are writing you today to let everyone know that our upcoming fall tour will be our last. Despite the news, we are looking forward to the tour and the opportunity to sing together with you, the band's fourth and loudest member, one last time.
Over the last six years we have far exceeded any and all expectations we had when we started Augustines. Our original mission was to create music we believed in, to be conscious at all times and to pursue joy in our lives. And, that is exactly what we have done, and will continue to do.
The truth is that the road is very challenging for artists in the modern age. It was only through your tireless support that the good ship, Augustines, has kept sailing since we met you in 2011. We are proud to say that within the confines of our band we never argued and always enjoyed each other, finding joy in the process of making music, touring the world and spending time together. That makes this decision even more difficult.
Our story has been documented in Todd Howe's film “RISE” which will be released in 2017. We will be around to celebrate this film, its story and to support Todd's work that you've brilliantly made possible. Our story will indeed live on and we are proud to have been part of it.
The three of us will never be far away, and are all exploring new projects now, but not before we shake some rooms and sing with you again this fall. You can keep in touch on our socials, as well as the We Are Augustines fan page for what we are up to."