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Holy Grail

Things just went from bad to worse for the much-maligned Kickass Tour, featuring Valient Thorr, Holy Grail, Royal Thunder and The Kickass.

Last Friday Royal Thunder guitarist Josh Coleman was rushed to the hospital with a mysterious illness. The band missed a couple of shows but ultimately soldiered on as a three-piece while Josh rests at home. The good news is that his condition is improving and he plans to rejoin his bandmates soon to finish out the run.

Now it seems as if Holy Grail are gonna skip out on the tour’s final two weeks entirely. The band posted an update on their Facebook page a couple of hours ago stating their desire to focus on finishing up their new album:

Sorry west coast, due to multiple levels of shit we gotta handle back home and this monsterous album that’s been lurking over our heads the past 9 months, we are sad to say that we are cancelling the last 2 weeks of shows with Valient Thorr, Royal Thunder and Kickass. However, LA, OC, and SD shows are still a go ahead. We wish it didn’t have to be this way but its got to be done, we promise we’ll be back around this fall, full force, hope to see you then… Ride The Void!

So… that sucks for anyone hoping to see Holy Grail live but I guess it’s best for the band. Who knows what the rest of their “multiple levels of shit” entails, but it doesn’t sound pretty. Road fatigue maybe? The band’s been on tour for the better part of the past two years, and this mammoth 7-week run was surely no picnic.

Here are the remaining dates of the tour. It’s still definitely worth going to see Valient Thorr and Royal Thunder!

06/29 Boise, ID – Neurolux
06/30 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/01 Portland, OR – The Star Theater
07/02 Sparks, NV – The Alley
07/03 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Down & Out — with Holy Grail
07/06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah — with Holy Grail
07/07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory — with Holy Grail
07/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
07/12 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/13 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
07/14 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
07/15 Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s
07/18 Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
07/19 Charlotte, NC – Chop Shop


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