No meltdowns, no cursing, no throwing of inanimate objects. It could be years before we see Craig Nicholls and the rest of the gang on tour again says NME. As we previously reported, Nicholls has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome earlier this week when a crewmember heard of the disease.
Andy Kelly, one of The Vines’ three managers told NME today, "They will never, ever tour like they did before, and playing shows is probably the last thing that will be worked out, really. When they’ve got enough songs that they’re happy with and they feel ready to make an album; once that’s done is probably when they think about how they want to do shows or if they want to do shows. But it’s never going to work in a traditional ‘demo, record, release, tour’ cycle again. It’s going to be much more – probably - relaxed and… unconventional, I suppose."
In the meantime, the bands main priority is writing and recording for their third album, with no deadlines, The Vine's manager also acknowledged that both he and the band’s record companies were prepared for the fact that new material could be years away, but said their main concern was to make sure the band were comfortable.
Kelly continued saying, "Obviously the big part of Craig's diagnosis is to just let things happen when they happen. After Friday, when the charges were dismissed and now that Craig has been diagnosed with AS, it’s a huge relief for the band and a huge relief for him - the first thing that he said when he came out of court was; 'It’s so great that now we can just play music again and not worry about other stuff.' And that’s sort of the approach that everyone’s taking – not to suddenly feel locked in to a schedule where you have to have demos done by this time and an album done by this time and a tour booked by this time… because that’s just not how it’s ever going to work for The Vines again."
Round two moral of the story: The Tripwire wonders if our interns diagnosed us with something that they have heard of if we would have to come in and work everyday. Maybe we too could stay at home, eat bonbons and work when we feel like it. I mean, as long as we are happy, right?