When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.
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Do you folks remember a few months ago when we shared the news about the return of Bloodbath to US Shores? Well, since that time there has been a rather sad change in the plans. Check out the bands official statement from their Facebook.
The Press Release:
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.
The Cancelled Dates: 5/23 – Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA 5/24 – Modified Ghost Festival, Vancouver, BC 5/25 – Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, MD 5/26 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA 5/27 – Irving Plaza, New York, NY 5/28 – Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, ON 5/29 – Corona, Montreal, QC
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I think its pretty safe to say that if you are a band from the other side of the USA at this point that you really better get an earlier and more on point focus to your visas. Under the current administration with all his anti-foreign visiting rhetoric, it’s in your best interests to dot every “i” and cross every “t” and then have someone double-check it all. The visa problems report is far too often of late and I don’t see it ending at any time soon.
This news came out a day or so ago but there was so much to deliver to your attention that we are only posting now. Check out the brief statement by Bloodbath who have announced a very long overdue return to the USA.
The Press Statement:
We will bring LIVE MORBID FUNERALS to the USA & Canada in May 2018. Tickets on sale Friday, December 1st. It’s great to be heading back to the States for not only Bloodbath’s 2nd appearance at the Maryland Deathfest but several East and West coast US shows, as well as a bloody gruesome debut on Canadian soil! ‘Fuckin Way She Goes!’
The Tour Dates:
5/23 – Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
5/24 – Modified Ghost Festival, Vancouver, BC
5/25 – Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, MD
5/26 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
5/27 – Irving Plaza, New York, NY
5/28 – Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, ON
5/29 – Corona, Montreal, QC
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I’ve not the biggest background in the band Bloodbath but I’ve seen a few videos and listened to a couple of the releases over the years. It’s great that they are coming here at long last to do some shows, albeit a very brief run. It’s out job as fans of that which be Metal to rally behind them so more things like this can determine whether or not they can do shows here. What do you readers think about this tour news? Have you seen the band before, perhaps during some European festival? If so please chime in down below.