BREAKING: DETHKLOK/LAMB OF GOD/GOJIRA TOUR OFFICIALLY CANCELLED
On Monday, venues began to alert customers that the upcoming Dethklok/Lamb of God/Gojira tour has been cancelled. At the time, a representative for the band chalked it up to a “mistake in the box office” — and I sincerely wish that were true.
Unfortunately, the tour has now been officially cancelled. Not at all surprising, given that Randy Blythe remains in a Czech jail after a month (!!!), and I’m sure everyone was waiting to see if he’d be bailed out this week (the prosecution again blocked his bail) before calling off the tour. But this is obviously heartbreaking.
The official press release is after the jump:
“Due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band’s co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.
” LAMB OF GOD wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.”