The Gimmes are headed to Australia in Januaryâ€¦without FAT MIKE (boo) but with MELVIN (yeah)! Hereâ€™s a photo and statement from the bandâ€¦
Fat Mike canâ€™t/wonâ€™t go to Australia and New Zealand with the Gimmes in January because he misses his daughter too much and NOFX has gotten themselves so busy making their documentary, that he has been, and will continue to be, on the road part of each and every month next year. Fortunately Eric Melvin has no kids; he had such a good time covering for Mike in Europe last summer and the Gimmes had such a good time having him along, that he has agreed to do it again this January. So if any of you Aussies or Kiwis are pissed, fineâ€¦ donâ€™t come, but please keep in mind:
a) Melvin does not talk as much so you get â€œmore covers, less babbleâ€
b) It was pretty much this or nothing
Fake Jackson will continue to cover for his brother Jake Jackson who we all know is very busy touring with his â€œside projectâ€.