It was only a few short months ago when we discussed the return of the legendary Rolling Stones (seen HERE). Sadly, it was just a short while ago that this tour was postponed in full based on Mick Jagger being ill. Alas my friends, the British aren’t coming. Read on to the Official Statement as culled from their website.
The Press Release:
Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US / Canada tour dates – we apologise for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly. Continue reading This Just In: Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour→
Moments ago we received word that the legendary Ozzy Osbourne had cancelled his UK and European tour based on illness. It was reported earlier in the week that a few days were shelved but now the whole thing is off as Ozzy must get some proper rest per the doctor. Read on the full press release.
The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has been forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour on doctors’ orders. This follows yesterday’s (January 28) announcement that OSBOURNE was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu. After seeing his physician again, OSBOURNE has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.
Statement from Ozzy:
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
At the onset of December we shared the news about High On Fire and their “Electric Messiah Tour” (seen HERE) and it was going to be a great way to start the 2019 Year in Music. Sadly, there have been some medical concerns with singer Matt Pike and this tour is cancelled in full. Please take a look at the Official Statement and Affected Dates. Refunds should be available at point of purchase.
I was really looking forward to catching Joe Perry hit the stage in NYC for a tour that was recently discussed HERE but after he fell ill during an appearance at one of the Billy Joel shows about a week ago, all were wondering what the outcome would be. We just received this transmission from his publicity team and sadly the gigs are all cancelled. Read on.
The Press Release:
JOE PERRY–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–has cancelled his fall headlining shows as he continues to take some time off following his recent hospital visit. While doctors have released PERRY from care, with the dates set to begin November 30 and going through December 16, the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off. PERRY again would like to apologize to the fans who were planning on coming to the shows and looks forward to seeing them again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
The Cancelled Tour Dates: 11/30: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 12/1: West Dundee, IL @ RocHaus 12/2: Detroit, MI @ Crowfoot Ballroom 12/4: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater 12/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory 12/7: Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino 12/11: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall 12/13 Pasadena, CA @ The Rose 12/15 Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre 12/16 Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
About JOE PERRY: Throughout his career, the electrifying lead guitarist of Aerosmith–America’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band–JOE PERRY has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock. He has helped to drive his band, over the course of four decades, to sales of more than 150 million albums, critical acclaim, four Grammy Awards (one of which includes the guitar-based instrumental “Boogie Man”) and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. JOE PERRY’s work with Aerosmith has resulted in an unending array of accolades and honors. Beyond their Grammy Awards and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, other key milestones over the nearly 50 year history include: 12 MTV Video Awards; two People’s Choice Awards; six Billboard Music Awards; eight American Music Awards; 23 Boston Music Awards; and an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (from the soundtrack to Armageddon).
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: All I have to add to this is that I hope Joe feels as best as is humanly possible and that all of his fans can get to see him rocking soon. Get well Joe…..
The Press Release:
GODSMACK have been forced to postpone their upcoming European tour following the unexpected death of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola. Please see the statement below from vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna on behalf of the band:
“With my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure.
Tony and Sue’s son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of Godsmack through his Dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply. As we await more information on how this happened, we humbly ask that you respect Tony and his family’s privacy as they take time to process this and heal. Continue reading Godsmack Postpones European Tour Due To Personal Tragedy→