Saturday, February 25, 2012

We Are Saviour announces mini-tour

Last week, we had an interview with Nicholas Pearson of We Are Saviour, when he mentioned that he had "bits and pieces" of vocals and music that he could potentially put together to create a song if he had his bandmates permission.

Well now, he has permission.

"Hannah was right on board for it, Charlie was a little more reluctant - he asked for 50% of the profits from the song, but if that means we can give the fans a final goodbye, then he can have any amount of money he wants. This really isn't about money, now."

He also announced that the band would be embarking on a mini-tour.

"We all just decided to put away our differences so that we could do a mini-tour; a final goodbye to the fans." The tour will include 11 dates and will be spanned out over both United States and Canada (4 in U.S., 7 in Canada) over the course of 1 month.

Some fans expressed disapproval of the locations of the dates, saying that they felt that the band would only be visiting "major" locations and are not going to smaller areas, such as central and Northern United States and Western and Northern Canada. Pearson defended the choice of the dates, saying, "It is just a mini-tour, we can't visit everyone, unfortunately," he said in an interview, "We're offering very cheap tickets so that people can focus on their fares for transportation." Tickets for most stops are $4/person. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 and senior citizens 60+ will get in for half price ($2/person), while children under the age of 4 are allowed free access. Group tickets are also available; if 3 people come in a group then the 4th person in the group will be allowed in free, as long as the 4 people are between the ages of 12 and 60.

The following are the tour dates.
May 21, 2012 - Sacramento, California
May 25, 2012 - Austin, Texas
May 30, 2012 - Orlando, Florida
June 3, 2012 - Albany, New York
June 6, 2012 - Fredericton, New Brunswick
June 8, 2012 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
June 11, 2012 - Montreal, Quebec
June 13, 2012 - Toronto, Ontario
June 15, 2012 - Thunder Bay, Ontario
June 18, 2012 - Regina, Saskatchewan
June 21, 2012 - Vancouver, British Columbia

Also, there will be no announced venues for the stops. The day before the stop, a tweet will be posted on We Are Saviour's twitter account with a hint as to where the concert is being held. Tweeters will then be able to tweet the band the answer, and the band will private message them if their guess is correct. If it is not correct, the band will private message the tweeter another, easier hint as to the location of the concert. People without twitter will be able to text WEARESAVIOUR to a number (which will be announced a week before the date via We Are Saviour's website) and fans will then receive a text from the band giving them a hint to the location of the concert. People without twitter or SMS-sending cell phones will need to wait until 1 hour before the concert begins when the band will reveal the location of the concert on Twitter and on the local news of the location of the concert.

Monday, February 20, 2012

TV Cancellation Index

With renewal season less than 3 months away, we're predicting the fate of our beloved series on the five networks; CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, and The CW. We'll mark them in one of five categories; either Renewed (will return for another season), Cancelled (will not return), Already renewed (already officially renewed), Already cancelled (already officially cancelled). We will add up these scores and give the network an individual percentage. Whichever network has the highest score, will be named "The First Stop NETWORK OF THE YEAR", while the network with the smallest score will be named "The First Stop MOST HORRIBLE NETWORK OF THE YEAR". In some cases, the show will be marked as "Completed" if the show has already finished airing, and not under cancellation circumstances. In this case, this show will not be added to the network's score. "Final Season" will be shown if the series is on it's final season in a non-cancellation circumstance. Also, "Basically already cancelled" will be shown if the show has aired it's season finale, a back 9-type order had not been placed, and it is extremely unlikely that the series will be renewed.


  • A Gifted Man - Cancelled
  • CSI: NY - Cancelled
  • Blue Bloods - Renewed
  • The Good Wife - Renewed
  • Unforgettable - Cancelled
  • How To Be A Gentleman - Already cancelled
  • CSI: Miami - Renewed
  • Hawaii: Five-O - Renewed
  • The Mentalist - Renewed
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Renewed
  • Person of Interest - Renewed
  • Rules of Engagement - Renewed
  • NCIS: L.A. - Renewed
  • Criminal Minds - Renewed
  • Rob - Cancelled
  • Mike & Molly - Renewed
  • How I Met Your Mother - Already renewed
  • NCIS - Renewed
  • 2 Broke Girls - Renewed
  • Two and a Half Men - Renewed
  • The Big Bang Theory - Already renewed
So, the overall renewal percentage for CBS is 76%, indicating a B score for the CBS, this year.

  • Prime Suspect - Already cancelled
  • The Firm - Already cancelled
  • Free Agents - Already cancelled
  • The Playboy Club - Already cancelled
  • Harry's Law - Cancelled
  • Chuck - Completed (Not part of score)
  • Community - Renewed
  • Grimm - Renewed
  • 30 Rock - Renewed
  • Whitney - Cancelled
  • Parenthood - Renewed
  • Are You There Chelsea? - Cancelled
  • Parks & Recreation - Renewed
  • Up All Night - Renewed
  • Law and Order: SVU - Renewed
  • The Office - Renewed
  • Smash - Renewed
So, the overall percentage for NBC is 52%, indicating a D- score for NBC, this year.

  • Pan Am - Basically already cancelled
  • Charlie's Angels - Already cancelled
  • Body of Proof - Cancelled
  • Work It! - Already cancelled
  • Man Up - Already cancelled
  • Castle - Renewed
  • Private Practice - Renewed
  • Last Man Standing - Renewed
  • Revenge - Renewed
  • Suburgatory - Renewed
  • Desperate Housewives - Final Season
  • The Middle - Renewed
  • Happy Endings - Renewed
  • Once Upon a Time - Renewed
  • Grey's Anatomy - Renewed
  • Modern Family - Renewed
So, the overall percentage for ABC is 66%, indicating a C score for ABC, this year.

  • Fringe - Cancelled
  • The Cleveland Show - Already renewed
  • Allen Gregory - Already cancelled
  • Raising Hope - Renewed
  • The Finder - Cancelled
  • Terra Nova - Renewed
  • Bones - Renewed
  • House - Final Season (Not part of score)
  • Alcatraz - Renewed
  • Napoleon Dynamite - Cancelled
  • The Simpsons - Already renewed
  • Family Guy - Already renewed
  • Glee - Renewed
  • New Girl - Renewed
  • Touch - Renewed
So, the overall percentage for Fox is 71%, indicating a B- score for Fox, this year.

And finally, The CW:
  • Nikita - Cancelled
  • Ringer - Cancelled
  • Hart of Dixie - Cancelled
  • Gossip Girl - Renewed
  • 90210 - Renewed
  • One Tree Hill - Final Season (Not part of score)
  • The Secret Circle - Renewed
  • Supernatural - Renewed
  • The Vampire Diaries - Renewed
So, the overall percentage for The CW is 62%, indicating a C- score for The CW, this year.

Here are the results.
  • Network Average Percentage: 65.4%, or a "C".
  • The First Stop Network of the Year: CBS (Congratulations, you win absolutely nothing other than that title, and you're network initials standing for CBS: Can't be Bull Shit. Treasure it forever.)
  • The First Stop Horrible Network of the Year: NBC (You win nothing but the shame of your initials standing for NBC: Nothing But Cancellations).
The Rankings:
  1. CBS
  2. Fox
  3. ABC
  4. The CW
  5. NBC

We Are Saviour's Nicholas Pearson to pursue solo career

Two weeks ago, Canadian electropop trio We Are Saviour announced on Twitter that they disbanded last Summer, and had sold unreleased songs to Cape and Horn Records to release within the next few years in a compilation album titled We Are Saviour: The Collection, which was chosen as the name under contract. Now, we are exclusively reporting that We Are Saviour lead, Nicholas Pearson will be pursuing a solo career, now that his band has dissloved.

"Nothing has been finalized yet, but I will be doing a solo career," Pearson, 24, said in a phone interview with us, yesterday evening. "My record label is currently shopping for a new name, as it is currently titled Saviour-Pearson Records, and the 'Saviour' part of that name is no longer existent [...] It's very exciting to be pursuing a solo career, without any boundaries or anything from the other band members. Now, I can do, musically, whatever I would like."

Surprisingly, Pearson also expressed interest in working with former bandmade, Hannah Hash on his solo album. "Hannah remains a great friend of mine, I know she understands why the band broke up, and I have remained in contact with her, through the past few months, since the band broke up in August. She understands it's just business."

However, he wasn't as open on a collaboration with the third member of the trio; Charles "Charlie" Boulevardez. "Charlie and I, unfortunately, have not remained in contact with each other. We haven't spoken since October, when I texted him for his Birthday - but even that was just through texts. But, what's done is done."

While Pearson will eventually be pursuing a solo career, he stated it likely wouldn't be any time soon. "I wouldn't be looking in to rushing it, it'd be a very gradual kind of thing. I can't see a solo single anywhere for at least, maybe a year, and an album would be closer to two years away."

We also asked Pearson about when he expected Cape and Horn to release the unreleased We Are Saviour tracks from their cancelled third album, The Reason Why, which had been due for release in September 2011 before the band's August 2011 dissolution. "I honestly have no idea, they have full rights to those songs, they can release them whenever they'd like; it could be tomorrow, or it could be 20 years from now. We basically just sold the songs to them so that the songs wouldn't be sitting obsolete in a dark vault somewhere for all of eternity."

While Pearson isn't in a rush to have those songs released, he stated that he would like to give a special something to fans before the release of anything from his solo projects. "It's been 8 months since that last single, and I think the fans may be getting a bit restless. I have a few vocals and little snippits of forgotten things in my home that no one owns right now, and I think that if I could just get Charlie and Hannah's permission, I could turn those little pieces into something bigger - like a goodbye song, sort of. I'm sure Hannah would be on board, it's Charlie that I'm worried about."

After a pause, he added, "It could be closer than some may think, if I could just get permission."

We Are Saviour released their first two albums 13THIRTY and Strobe in the Fall of 2010. They released a single in July 2011, and nothing musically has been heard from them since, as the band broke up in August 2011.