Dead Kennedys Announce Indefinite Touring Hiatus
Klaus comments, "Over the years, I have had the great fortune to have been a founding member of Dead Kennedys. It's been tough at times but it's also been particularly rewarding working and collaborating with men like Biafra, D.H., 6025, Brandon, Jeff, Ted, Dave, Steve, Skip and especially Ray. And to all those who I have met over the years - thank you."
Though unable to do major tours, Klaus will continue to perform and collaborate in local projects. Guitarist East Bay Ray, and vocalist Skip - from the Wynona Riders, who sang on Dead Kennedys' last two tours, will continue working together writing songs and performing under a new band name.
Earlier this year, in May 2008, Dead Kennedys were awarded a Gold Record in both the United States and the United Kingdom for "Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death." "In God We Trust, Inc" was also certified Gold in the United Kingdom. This is significant achievement because the recordings were all released on independent labels.
On Dead Kennedys' recent UK and Californian tours, the audience reception was enthusiastic and genuine (including two new songs performed by the band). Thanks to those that came to those shows and for their encouragement.
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