We were getting pretty excited about the upcoming return of Xandria to our region since it was going to also bring along Kobra and The Lotus (who we love) and September Mourning (who we also greatly enjoyed) but then we saw this Facebook notice go by. I have copied it in full for your perusal. Check it out.
Some bad and some good news, folks: Starting with the bad news first: It comes with grief and sadness that our singer Dianne cannot perform with us for the time being. Sometimes these things are beyond your own power and there is a life offside the stages of the world which requires appropriate attention, so please bear with us.
This unfortunately also means that we have to cancel the upcoming Russia shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as the following US tour in the end of September and October. We are already working on new dates for these stretches, yet can’t determine an exact time window by now already. Please stay alerted for ticket-return info in here and where you purchased your tickets.
As for short term solutions: Our dear friend Aeva Maurelle (https://de-de.facebook.com/aevamaurelleofficial/) of our buddies from alternative metal band Aeverium – Official Site will step in to rock with us the European dates in November and December. Please welcome Aeva (https://www.instagram.com/aevamaurelle/) with a warm applause. We will make these shows nights to remember for you all! Ticketlink: https://xandria.merchcowboy.com/tickets. Can’t wait to see you out there!
The Cancelled Tour Dates:
9/29 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
9/30 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/2 – Louisville, KY – Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
10/4 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
10/6 – Newport, MN – Opinion Brewery
10/7 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
10/8 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
10/9 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/12 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
10/13 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes
10/14 – Dallas, TX – Trees
10/15 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
10/18 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/19 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
10/21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to lie and say that something doesn’t seem right in Denmark and since the band are German I should probably say that something is amiss in Hamburg. It’s a very mysterious statement so unless the singer is dealing with an illness of some kind (which we hope not at all) or is dealing with a life-changing scenario, I cannot see her easily deciding that the tour is not able to be done. I’m going to keep an eye out for any commentary from Dianne van Giersbergen and if she puts anything out there I will share it with you as well. Either way the cancellation sucks IMHO because I really like what Xandria does and the two support acts of Kobra and The Lotus and September Mourning are worthy contenders to the musical thrones that are out there looking to be attained. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Since I feel that each of the bands still needs your reader support I am leaving their links down below for deeper investigation AND can use your music buying dollars to help make their albums bigger sellers. Please do that if you have trusted our words about them over the times that they have been discussed. What do you make of the bands statement? Think we are in for some winds of change in their lineup? I guess only time will tell and if you want to say something please do so down in the comments section below.