Hey! Hello!, the power pop band formed by Wildhearts' frontman Ginger Wildheart have announced the cancellation of their upcoming April UK tour. The shows have been postponed due to singer Hollis' sudden departure form the outfit on what the band are calling "the eve of the tour". Those with tickets will be able to claim refunds from the point of purchase.
Offering sincere apologies, the band have nonetheless issued a statement wishing their former singer well. The official statement reads; “We are bitterly sorry to see our singer leave the band at this point, but we respect her decision and wish her nothing but good luck in the future".
Addressing the pressing need for a replacement, it continues; "right now, our main concern is finding a new front person - male or female - to lead our band to world domination".
Inviting auditionees, it concludes; "if you have the star quality that Hey! Hello! needs then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org", adding "The world is waiting for you.”
Hollis herself has also issued a statement, blaming the split from the London-based band on her decision to relocate back to her native Los Angles. Says Hollis; "while living in England I was ready and able to do everything in my power to become a permanent member of Hey! Hello! Now, due to geographical restrictions along with commitments to Love Zombies, it is no longer a long term possibility and it isn’t feasible for me to remain in both bands".
Hollis continues; "I want to thank Ginger and the band for the opportunity they have given me to be part of such a wonderful experience. I have enjoyed every moment and wish everyone the very best. I am again truly sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused.”
Meanwhile, Hey! Hello! have unveiled the video for their new single, 'Let’s Get Emotional'. Described as 'as adrenaline thrill ride', the video can be viewed below.