Batushka Cancels North American Headline Tour Dates

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It was only a few short months ago that we helped share the information about Batushka’s return to the USA in support of their Metal Blade Records album “Hospodi” (seen HERE). Sadly, I’m returning to the subject to share that thanks to band lineup changes, a constant barrage of bad blood and of course the vox populi on the social networks, this tour has been cancelled in full. Let’s take a look at the official statement that was posted on the bands Official Facebook Page.

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The Official Statement:
As has been reported, we have cancelled all up and coming international touring until a time where the dispute between Derph and myself is resolved. Massive financial and bureaucratic undertakings are required to make international touring at this scale work, coupled with the daily firefighting of Batushka’s day-to-day business, it has taken it’s toll and we have reached our limit.

There is plenty to be positive about with regards to the legal situation surrounding Batushka – however, we expect a lengthy process and despite mediation with Derph and I, we are no closer to resolving our differences.

We plan to reconvene and carry on preparing new music. Our European dates will continue on – naturally a lot less stressful. We apologise to our international fans but we hope you understand!

Cancelled Performances:
11/29 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
11/30 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
12/1 — Cambridge, MA — Sinclair
12/3 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
12/4 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
12/5 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Sound Stage
12/6 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/7 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrews Hall
12/9 — St. Louis, MO — Delmar Hall
12/10 — Chicago, IL — Metro
12/11 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
12/13 — Denver, CO — Oriental Theater
12/14 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
12/16 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
12/17 — Vancouver, BC — Richshaw
12/18 — Seattle, WA — Neumos
12/20 — San Francisco, CA — The Regency Ballroom
12/21 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I will not add much more fuel to the fire but have to admit that I hate when this kind of crap happens. Bands divorce all the time and while I am uncertain on whether or not the music scene merits two separate Batushkas, we do live in a world where there are two Great Whites, two LA Guns and so on. If you will pardon the corn in this, maybe one of the sides of the fence should rebrand as “BaTWOshka”. Sorry, I know that was terrible but with situations like this where it costs people and the overall scene money, I try to quell my anger with a sense of humor. What did you think of the cancellation news and has this disturbed any of your plans for that time of the year? Chime in down below as I’d love to hear from you.

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