It’s looking less likely with each passing day that a Dark Angel reunion will come to fruition. That’s because of the disparate statements being issued by the band’s members.
They just can’t seem to get on the same page.
According to Gene Hoglan, the band’s members are “still talking about doing shows in 2014,” but “as of now, none of the members have booked anything in regards to fests or individual dates.”
“Any talks that may have occurred” previously with fest organizers “were done so without the ENTIRE bands’ knowledge and acquiescence, and therefore cannot be deemed as credible.
“One thing that holds true to us is that we feel that Dark Angel‘s legacy is in danger of being tarnished if these random acts were to continue,” says Gene. “There are a host of valid reasons why Dark Angel has been slow to react to the myriad offers we have received in the past to reunite, but the most important reason is that we wish to do the greatest service possible to our fans, and if that means the time has yet to be right, then the time has not been right.”
Meanwhile, Jim Durkin is looking forward to 2014, but says “no one, as far as I know, has been given authority to speak for or conduct business on behalf of Dark Angel, myself or any other ex member. Not to mention making any promises regarding the future of the band.”
He adds: “When I was last in the band Ron Rinehart was my singer. And IF the band were to come back and continue. he would STILL be my singer. He was our rock when we needed him and there is NO WAY I would do this without him.”
Rinehart issued his own statement, saying “Dark Angel has at no time given any authorization to any of our former members to book shows, personal appearances etc. Any shows promises, personal appearances, etc. fall under the responsibility of the individual who made those promises not Dark Angel the music group.”
Mike “Gonz” Gonzales also said in a statement that “it is true that we are talking about doing a run next year, but we are still in the early stages of this discussion. We all plan to sit down together in the near future and reconnect and jam a bit. I’m looking forward to seeing the guys again. We will keep you posted as things develop. I can’t emphasize enough that this is just discussing a reunion. I have not agreed to any appearances yet. Hopefully, things will work out.”
It looks like Don Doty’s the only dude who thinks this is for sure happening, and it doesn’t look like he’s wanted at all.
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