The other day while reading my Facebook Page news feed I noticed a posting from Metal Sucks that spoke about one of the stops on the upcoming Lamb Of God, Dethklok, & Gojira tour being cancelled and the money refunded to buyers. They wondered aloud if the whole tour would be cancelled because as you know singer Randy Blythe remains in a Czech Republic prison. Needing more insight into this since I have the Events Calendar for our site visitors, I reached out to a Live Nation contact about the whole tour but no information was disclosed at the time but now a few days later we got the press release about the events complete cancellation from their publicity arm. Given the fact that we have so many concert fans reading the PiercingMetal site and blogs, I am sharing the press release with you all to make sure you are in the loop.
From Adrenaline PR Representatives:
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.
Sadly, the Czech Republic government is keeping Randy imprisoned and are not allowing him release even after making bail. Let’s not forget that he has yet to be formally charged in this incident. With this being the case let’s all please keep Randy in our thoughts. I have seen the footage that is said to come from this fateful night and it really does not show Randy as being guilty of anything. It’s still unfortunate that a fan lost his life, but it was NOT at the hands of Blythe in my humble opinion. Those with tickets can get refunds for the show they were attending and at this point in time it is far too early to know when dates can be made up. It’s a shame and all I can leave you with is to stay tuned to your favorite providers of Metal information for the latest details in this ever continuing tale. I’ll close with “Hang In There Randy, The Metal Community Is Behind You!”
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