Skeletonwitch Not Welcome At Happiest Place On Earth
We’re already pumped for Skeletonwitch’s forthcoming new album (out Oct 29) and their fancy Fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. But wait — there’s more: On either side of that run, there’s a one-off headlining show for hometown fans, and then a juicy 2014 tour with frickin’ Enslaved and Amon Amarth. Ah yes, tis good to be a fan of Skeletonwitch these days.
Well, hang on, actually it’s not good to be a fan of Skeletonwitch in the Orlando area on January 17 — cuz Disney has just uninvited the band to play the tour’s stop at the House Of Blues on the Disneyland campus. Yep, just Skeletonwitch not Amon nor Enslaved. Why, you ask? Isn’t that kinda random, you wonder? Isn’t Skeletonwitch a harmless band by any measure? Doesn’t Disney itself produce films that feature skeletons, witches, and skeleton witches?
It sucks, but resist the urge to get all righteous and try to discern an applicable logic to this type of decision; it’s usually made by one or two people, each of whom is afraid of the bosses and eager to anticipate their ever-changing, weird desires. (Maybe the same Google Alert appeared on their monitor that warned them about the peril of hosting fans of Machine Head and Exodus.) Instead, use your energy to head to the nearby Ft Lauderdale stop or the Fresno, CA, show where a couple will get married on stage. Hear that Disney? Can’t get more fairytale than that!
Pre-order Skeletonwitch’s new jam Serpents Unleashed here.