We are heartbroken to confirm the sudden passing of Mischief Brew songwriter and frontperson Erik Petersen. While respecting his family's privacy during this difficult time, we are comforted knowing that family, friends and fans alike will remember and celebrate the art he gave us all.
We will be sharing the details about a public memorial to be announced throughout the next few weeks.
Now a bit of housekeeping...
Mischief Brew's European tour scheduled to begin later this month has been cancelled. Although Mischief Brew will not be performing, some of the shows are still happening, so check with your local promoters.
Fistolo Records, the independent label founded by Erik and Denise Vertucci--his wife of 11 years--will continue to serve as homebase for most of Petersen's releases. In keeping with the legacy started by Erik and Denise, Fistolo will continue to release music from Mischief Brew and other artists of their community.
All of us touched by Erik and his music will continue to cherish the influence of his songs in our lives, and our memories of an individual synonymous with positivity, solidarity, community and passion.
Denise, Shawn, Chris, and the pugs.
This is a very sad moment for me: My friend Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew passed away! Mischief Brew - Smash The Windows was the first Album i put out. It's the reason why this label exists and why i started booking bands and bringing them over..i have no words for how sad I am..Erik,I Miss You! You'll always stay in my heart!
Deepest condolences with all the support and love i can give to Denise, Chris, Shawn and Greg.. his family and friends in Philly.. i wish i could be over there right now with you.. ...
Hey there handsome promoters! We are still short a couple of shows for the upcoming European tours of Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves and later on MakeWar together with Cory Call of Arliss Nancy.
Here are the dates including a rough routing idea for WolvesX4: 26.09. - Central / west Germany 04.10. - South Germany 05.10. - South / central / east Germany
And here are the dates for MakeWar and Cory: 13.11. - North Germany 20.11. - Austria / Italy 21.11. - Austria / Italy / Switzerland 26.11. - South / central / west Germany 27.11. - South / central / west Germany 06.12. - France
Hit us up if you have a chance to help out: firstname.lastname@example.org