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Viet Cong changes name to Preoccupations After A Whole Lotta Hassles

Viet Cong band photo

BY JOHN GENTILE reposted from Punk News (here)

Viet Cong, who garnered controversy regarding their name, have changed their name. The new name will be Preoccupations. The band released Viet Cong in 2015. See the band’s statement below.

Preoccupations statement

After finishing our latest record and taking some time off, we are excited to announce that we will be performing and recording as “Preoccupations” going forward. We will be previewing new material from a forthcoming record in a series of festivals and shows in North America and Europe in the coming months. We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent. We are artists and not politicians, we understand that the name reflected pain to some individuals and we are happy to change it and move on and focus on our music. Thanks to all our friends and fans. See you all soon.

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