Decrepit Birth Forced to Drop Off Entire Bloodletting Tour Due to Bill Robinson’s Broken Leg
Update, 10:53am EDT, October 18th: The tour’s organizers have now issued an official statement on the cancelation via Facebook, which you can read at the bottom of this post.
Well, this sure stinks! After breaking his leg while stage-diving during a show this past Saturday (footage here), MetalSucks has been informed by the organizers of the Bloodletting North America Tour that Bill Robinson and the rest of Decrepit Birth will be dropping off the entire rest of the run, which had only just gotten underway. The band had previously said they would only need to miss “the next four or so shows” while Bill recovered enough to be wheeled out on stage, but apparently that very ambitious promise was too good to be true.
Arsis will continue as the tour’s sole headliner. Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Angelmaker and Within Destruction are all still on board, too, so anyone attending is guaranteed a night filled with pummeling death metal despite Decrepit Birth’s absence.
At least Bill went out in style! I’m sure it’s no consolation for the rest of the band members (or Bill), but we can think of at least a dozen way less badass reasons to have to cancel a tour. Bill, we hope you get well soon, buddy!
The band has not yet issued an official statement, but we will post that here as soon as there is one. Remaining dates:
10/17 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live!
10/18 Laredo, Tx @ Ethos Bar
10/19 Houston, Tx @ Acadia Bar
10/20 New Orleans, La @ The Howlin’ Wolf
10/21 Orlando, Fl @ The Haven
10/21 Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
10/24 Virginia Beach, Va @ Shakas
10/25 Clifton, Nj @ Dingbatz
10/26 Brooklyn, Ny @ The Kingsland
10/27 Manchester, Nh @ Bungalow
10/28 Quebec, QC @ Salle Multi
10/30 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10/31 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/1 Detroit, Mi @ Harpos
11/3 Chicago, Il @ Reggies
11/4 Mirriam, Ks @ Aftershock
11/6 Denver, Co @ The Roxy Theater
11/7 Salt Lake City, Ut @ Metro Music Hall
11/9 Seattle, Wa @ Club Sur Rocks
11/11 Watsonville, Ca @ Appleton Bar and Grill