Bloodbath Cancel North American Tour (including Maryland Deathfest) Due to Visa Issues
The ubiquitous “visa issues” have robbed yet another talented metal band from abroad the chance to perform in the U.S.
Bloodbath, who were scheduled to play Maryland Deathfest over Memorial Day Weekend as well as six other dates around the U.S. and Canada, announced this afternoon that they won’t be making it. In a Facebook post, the band blamed “US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas” that couldn’t be fixed in time.
The band vows that these dates will be rescheduled, and promises that information about refunds and exchanges will be forthcoming.
Just today we published our interview with vocalist Nick Holmes on The MetalSucks Podcast. The irony! Bloodbath fans should still give it a listen, though, as there’s plenty of good stuff within including some comments on the band’s next album.
Here’s their statement:
“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…
“We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.
“We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.
“We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.
“We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!
“On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”
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