For those of you who have been keeping up with the news on BugLug‘s Issei and his serious head injuries, you know that he’s been undergoing treatment to recover. Specifics on his current condition are still scarce, but we at least know about what the rest of the band plans to do for now.
BugLug will continue on with live activities despite the vocalist’s absence. It seems he’s still not in the state to participate in band activities, but as most dedicated bands are apt to do, the remaining members still plan to go on as scheduled. Read their official announcement and comment below (translated by yours truly):
Thank you for your continuous support for BugLug.
Regarding the Resistar Records Presents 「治外法権VOL.6」beginning on July 18th (Mon): as Issei is still in post-surgery recovery from his serious head injuries, we have decided to perform with just the remaining 4 members and the help of our staff.
We will also hold our in-store events for the release of LIVE DVD Resistar Records PRESENTS 「治外法権-新春だょ全員集合!!2016-」with Resistar Record members minus Issei.
We cannot offer refunds or exchanges due to Issei’s absence. Please give us your understanding.
Furthermore, we have decided to delay the release of our single planned for an 8/10 release.
We will continue to notify you of our activities depending on Issei’s recovery, so we ask for your patience.
We apologize for the worry and inconvenience we have caused, but we ask for your understanding and support.
June 28, 2016[Member Comment]
The 4 of us–KAZUKI, YUU, Tsubame, Masaumi–will play the Resistar Records tour as scheduled. We made this decision totally on our own without any outside influence. We thought about the 4 of us could do while hoping for Issei’s recovery. We discussed it a lot. We decided that we wanted to put on awesome shows in spite of Issei’s absence, because this experience will surely become an asset for BugLug in the future.
We’re extremely grateful that we have so many friends that have been supporting us. But, we believe that our decision to play with just the 4 of us is all for the sake of BugLug’s future. To be completely honest, we have some doubts about our future. It would be a lie to say we don’t have anything to worry about. For now, we will participate in the Resistar Records tour in order to find something to believe in for the future. Please lend us your power.
KAZUKI, YUU, Tsubame, Masaumi
BugLug fans must appreciate the band’s honesty. If you’re in Japan in the near future, check out their schedule to see where you can catch them live. We will continue to update you on Issei’s condition and the new single as more information becomes available.