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→
The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has now cancelled the remaining four shows on his North American “NO MORE TOURS 2.” Following additional evaluation from his doctors, OSBOURNE will likely require another surgery in the coming days to treat multiple infections in his right hand.
The four cancelled shows were originally scheduled as follows: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA (October 6), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista (October 9), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (October 11) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (October 13). The three California shows had previously been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors. All four shows will be rescheduled for 2019.
“I’m so fu**ing bummed about cancelling these shows,” OSBOURNE says. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I can only add that we wish The Prince Of Darkness of Metal a speedy and 100% recovery from all of us here at the Metal Media Command HQ. I know I speak for all of the folks reading this website that we sending all the good energy in Ozzy’s direction and hope he follows the doctors orders to get back into gear before he loses his mind by being cooped up. Someone please tell him about all of the historical documentaries on Netflix since I know he loves that stuff.
Finnish Rock sensations Santa Cruz are currently on the road supporting Fozzy (which we shared months ago on THIS POST) and well, earlier today the band issued the statement that follows their photo. Let’s have a look.
The Statement: “Santa Cruz fans, we regret to inform you that we had to cancel our remaining shows on the U.S. Tour. If you purchased tickets for our headline shows (March 20th, 22nd, 23rd or 24th), please contact the appropriate venue for information on refunds.”
The Cancelled Gigs: March 20, 2018: Pub Station (Headline) @Billings, MT
March 22, 2018: The Aquarium (Headline) @Fargo, ND
March 23, 2018: Nomad (Headline) @Minneapolis, MN
March 24, 2018: What’s Up (Headline) @Mankato, MN
March 27, 2018: Turner Ballroom w/Fozzy @Milwaukee, WI
March 28, 2018: Bottom Lounge w/Fozzy @Chigago, IL
March 29, 2018: Intersection w/Fozzy @Grand Rapids, MI
March 30, 2018: Shelter w/Fozzy @Detroit, MI
March 31, 2018: Oddbody’s w/Fozzy @Dayton, OH
April 2, 2018: House Of Blues w/Fozzy @Cleveland, OH
April 3, 2018: Jergel’s w/Fozzy @Pittsburgh, PA
April 4, 2018: Upstate Concert Hall w/Fozzy @Clifton Park, NY
April 5, 2018: The Gramercy w/Fozzy @New York, NY
April 6, 2018: The Foundry w/Fozzy @Philadelphia, PA
April 7, 2018: Aura w/Fozzy @Portland, ME
April 8, 2018: Wally’s Pub w/Fozzy @Hampton Beach, NH Continue reading Santa Cruz Cancels Spring Headline & Fozzy Supporting Dates→
It was only a few weeks ago that we helped share the news about the Springtime North American tour by Black Metal’s own Taake. The scoop was HERE in case you want to reference it, but now onto the sad news – due to venues being threatened by members representing the Antifa group, this entire tour is now cancelled. It began with the NYC show which I was interested in seeing but more on that later. Below is the original poster and the dates that are now in the proverbial crapper. Make sure that you get your money back if you have already secured them.
The Cancelled Tour Dates: 03/24: New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge 03/25: Boston, MA – Middle East 03/26: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts 03/27: Baltimore, MD – Soundstage 03/28: Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater 03/29: Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s 03/30: Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge 03/31: Kansas City, MO – Riot Room 04/01: Denver, CO – Globe Hall 04/03: Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music 04/05: Mesa, AZ – Club Red 04/06: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick 04/07: Los Angeles, CA – 1720 04/08: Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater 04/09: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater 04/10: Seattle, WA – El Corazon 04/11: Vancouver, BC – Red Room Continue reading Taake’s North American Spring Tour Is Cancelled→
Though the band has yet to make an official statement regarding the sad passing of singer Chester Bennington, we found this information from the LiveNation promoters regarding the tour that was set to begin in the coming days. Please read on.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” Live Nation, the tour’s promoter, said in a statement Friday. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.”
The Tour Dates: 7/27 — Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
8/1 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T Pavilion
8/2 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/5 — Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/7 — Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/8 — Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
8/10 — Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
8/12 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
8/14 — Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/15 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
8/17 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/19 — Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
8/20 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/22 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
8/23 — San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
8/25 — Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
8/26 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
8/28 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center Arena
8/30 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
9/1 — Lake Tahoe, Nev. @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
9/2 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/14 — Seattle, Wash. @ KeyArena
10/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/17 — Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
10/18 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
10/20 — San Diego, CA @Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
10/22 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this terrible development and only hope that those who are in dire need of it are able to find some healing comfort as soon as possible based on Chester’s actions. I know that many of our readers loved him. I raised a glass to his memory as a part of our In Memoriam narratives and you can read Chester’s HERE. Please feel free to leave your own thoughts on how special he was to you on that memorial reflection. Be safe and be strong my friends. All the best to everyone in the LP family.