Earlier today the news started to circulate about Belphegor’s US Headlining tour the “Voices From The Dark” being cancelled due to a family emergency of Helmuth’s. The official statement follows after the poster that was being used for this tour.
The Press Release:
Due to a critical and immediate family emergency, BELPHEGOR have been forced to cancel the planned headlining North American “Voices From The Dark” tour with ROTTING CHRIST (Greece), BEHEADED (Malta), and SVART CROWN (France), which was scheduled to launch September 24th in New York City.
BELPHEGOR frontman & guitarist Helmuth Lehner has issued the following statement: “After fighting many months now (the last 4 months have been terrible), my mother is at the end. Her body is decaying more and more and will not survive the next weeks (maybe days) or will fall in coma soon. I will not risk being away at this time.”
Cancelled Tour Dates:
09/24/14 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/25/14 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
09/26/14 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
09/27/14 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
09/29/14 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
10/01/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/02/14 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
10/03/14 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/04/14 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
10/05/14 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/07/14 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/08/14 W. Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
10/09/14 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
10/10/14 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
10/11/14 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
My Thoughts: Having already mentioned how it’s been too long since this side of the pond saw a lengthy set from Belphegor and Rotting Christ its a shame that this had to be cancelled but considering this is the singers Mom it makes complete sense. We only get one Mom so its very important to be there with them, especially when they are so ill and nearing their end. I think that all of the bands supporters who are reading this website should show their appreciation for what Helmuth has done for Metal by keeping his Mother and him in their thoughts during this terrible time.
Until the time that they announce a return date or perhaps a revamping of this tour, please keep up with these bands via their official websites. Each will lead you to their social networks as well.
Fans can still make use of the album links so I have left them in place for you to explore in preparation for their devastating return.