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KISS Cancels Australian Tour Due To Illness

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Over the last few days we’ve had a whole lot of tours announced such as Ozzy Osbourne, Alter Bridge, Dance Gavin Dance, UFO, Tool and the Black Crowes. Instead of linking you to each of them directly, I’m going to recommend that you just open up the full Tours and Festivals Category since it will keep you reading for quite a bit of time. Sadly, among the announcements come the occasional cancellation and this was found with the legendary KISS who had to cancel their Australian tour due to Paul Stanley’s illness. Read on down below for the Official Statement and the affected shows.

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The Press Release:
Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness. KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans. Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. However unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.

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Brian Setzer Forced To Cancel “Christmas Rocks! Tour” On Doctor’s Orders

Though I’ve been sharing a lot of good news today in terms of tour announcements, its now come time to share some bad news as the upcoming Brian Setzer Orchestra tour has been cancelled. Read more down below.

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The Press Release:
Under doctor’s orders, iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER has been forced to cancel his 16th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” by THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA due to a severe case of tinnitus.

The over 20-city annual and critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza by SETZER and 19-piece ORCHESTRA was his best-selling Christmas tour to date and set to start this week, running from November 15 in Minneapolis through December 21 in Los Angeles. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase (full itinerary below).

SETZER says he deeply regrets this inconvenience to his fans and thanks them in advance for their love and support.

“It’s heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over fifteen years,” says SETZER. “I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused all of the amazing people who make my tour happen and to my unbelievably loyal and devoted fans. I hate to let you down and I hope you’ll understand.”

The cancellation of BSO’s 16th Annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” affects the following cities:

The Cancelled Tour Dates:
11/15: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
11/16: Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
11/17: Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
11/19: Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center For The Arts
11/20: Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/21: Springfield, MA @ Symphony Hall
11/23: Lynchburg, VA @ Academy of Fine Arts – Historic Theatre
11/24: Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
11/26: Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
11/27: Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
11/29: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/30: Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/2: Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
12/3: Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
12/4: Augusta, GA @ Miller Theatre
12/6: Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
12/9: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theatre
12/12: Ridgefield, WA @ Ilani Casino
12/13: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12/14: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12/16: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
12/17: Stockton, CA @ Bob Hope Theatre
12/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
12/20: Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
12/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having seen “The BSO” as I liked to call this when it came a calling a few times over the years, I am quite saddened by the news about his health and needing the cancel the tour. Obviously good health is much more important and we wish Mr. Setzer a speedy getting back to normal state. Maybe he can rework the cancellations into a “Summertime Christmas Show” or something. That would be wonderous for sure. That’s all I have for this notice and I am sorry that I needed to be the bearer of bad news. See you again soon.

Official Website: https://briansetzer.com/

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.
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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones European Tour; US Dates Still A Go For May

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It was only back in April when Metal’s own Prince Of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne offered up the news about his “No More Tours 2” European Run (seen HERE) but sadly after a recent injury has some bad news for his fans on that side of the pond. Watch his video down below.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep this brief and to the point…above all other things I want Ozzy to be as healthy as he can be and if the doctors orders are that no more touring can possibly be done then so be it. Sure, retirement might be as boring as all hell for someone like Ozzy but his health is much more important than our entertainment. Get well soon Ozzy. Oh and before we go, let me remind the readership about his mega-stocked “See You On The Other Side” boxed set. You can peruse this pricey little collectible by clicking HERE and you know that if you are among his most ardent diehards that you need this in your collection. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.ozzy.com

Metallica Cancels Australian & New Zealand Tour as James Hetfield Enters Rehab

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The Statement:
A Note from Lars, Kirk, and Rob. We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.

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