Throbbing Gristle have announced that they have yet again terminated their mission following the departure of Genesis P-Orridge who has left the group in the middle of their current set of live dates. Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Peter Christopherson have set about playing some of Throbbing Gristle's scheduled shows as a trio known as X-TG but their performance in Prague had to be cancelled. Refunds are available (disappointment guaranteed). How this affects any forthcoming studio work from Throbbing Gristle remains to be seen.
From the official Throbbing Gristle site:
TG NEWS FLASH - URGENT!
In the evening 27th October TG members and their associated managements received two emails from Genesis P-Orridge stating he was no longer willing to perform in Throbbing Gristle and returned to his home in New York.
Cosey, Sleazy & Chris have concluded that once more, and for the time being, Throbbing Gristle has Ceased to Exist, at least as a live entity.
Therefore, and with deepest apologies, TG must cancel their scheduled performance at Archa Theatre, in Prague, Czech Republic on 30th October. It being too short notice to offer an alternative set.
In order not to disappoint fans of the old quartet, Cosey, Peter & Chris have offered to perform live under the name X-TG at Arena Del Sole, Bologna, Italy on 2nd November & at Casa Musica, Porto, Portugal on 5th November.
We are awaiting confirmation from both the Bologna & Porto Promoters.
We hope fans will appreciate and enjoy this new project and the trio is looking forward to performing exciting new and radical electronic musics together.
Full refunds are available at the point of purchase if required.
Industrial Records Ltd, London. 29th October 2010