Northlane Cancel North American Tour With Silent Planet, Loathe, & Avoid

Northlane have cancelled their North American tour with Silent Planet, Loathe and Avoid. The trek was unable to move forward due to visa issues.

Northlane commented:

“CANCELLED: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2022

Refunds available at point of purchase.

For Australian bands, touring internationally has always been difficult. It’s a costly and risky undertaking, but for over a decade we’ve managed to make it work because we love playing for our legion of fans around the globe.

The USA has always been particularly tough due to the arduous and incredibly expensive working visa process. Despite a sharp rise in application costs, we applied for our visas and followed the standard processes, but in the post-COVID era times have changed and our petition has faced unprecedented processing delays.

As it stands, the wait time for a visa appointment at the US consulate in Melbourne is 220 days. Yes, you read that correctly. Our immigration lawyer has literally scoured the globe looking for consulates with openings. We’ve explored undertaking appointments in both Indonesia and the UK among other countries. While we were prepared to eat the extreme costs to make the tour happen, in the end we just couldn’t get the appointments we required.

With options running out fast, we were put in touch with a Federal government official yesterday and they are being inundated with similar situations to ours from dozens of other Australian artists. Even though the department is doing their absolute best to expedite select cases with the US consulate here, our case did not make any progress.

Knowing full well that the longer we left this decision, the greater impact it would have on everyone involved in the tour, we unfortunately had to make the difficult decision today to cancel the entire Obsidian North American tour. This cancellation also unfortunately extends to the Canadian shows as just doing these isn’t viable.

We’ve taken our time to explain this in the most detail possible, so you can understand the impossible lengths we went to in order to try and solve it. Unfortunately for us this situation was unwinnable. We’d like to thank our incredible fans from North America, you’ve been patient since 2019, we trust you’ll be patient until we can make it back to play for you again. We’ve gone to the most insane lengths and done beyond our best. Our hearts are broken too.

In order to soften the blow best we can for the support bands, we’d ask if you could kindly check out their online merch stores and grab whatever you can:

https://silentplanetmerch.com/
https://www.loatheasone.co.uk/merch/
https://avoidkicksass.org/

Loathe Announce European Tour With Void Of Vision

Loathe have announced a European tour with Void Of Vision. The trek will take place right before their previously announced UK tour. Here’s the dates:

09/30 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Club
10/01 Hannover, GER – Lux
10/02 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
10/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Loppen
10/06 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
10/07 Fredericia, DEN – Tojhuset
10/08 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
10/09 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
10/10 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/12 Frankfurt, GER – Das Bett
10/13 Cologne, GER – MTC Club
10/15 Paris, FRA – Backstage By The Mill
10/16 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat

Loathe Announce UK Tour With Void Of Vision & Omerta

Loathe have announced a UK tour with Void Of Vision and Omerta. Here’s the dates:

10/18 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
10/19 Newcastle, UK – The Boiler Shop
10/21 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
10/22 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
10/23 Leeds, UK – Stylus
10/26 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
10/27 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
10/28 Bristol, UK – SWX
10/29 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy Liverpool

Loathe Cancel European Shows Due To “Family Emergency”

Loathe have cancelled their upcoming European shows due to a “family emergency.” Despite this, their UK dates will continue as planned.

Loathe commented:

“People of Europe,

Due to family emergency we regretfully withdraw from our upcoming European festival and club appearances. All upcoming UK appearances will go ahead as planned.

However, rest assured knowing that we will be returning to Europe in the coming months with more news to follow.

Thank you for your patience, support and understanding.”

Loathe Added To Northlane, Silent Planet, & Avoid’s North American Tour

Loathe have been added to Northlane, Silent Planet, and Avoid’s upcoming North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/13 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
07/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
07/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
07/19 Calgary, AB – Dickens
07/20 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
07/22 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
07/23 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
07/24 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
07/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07/27 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
07/28 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
07/29 Quebec City, QC – Imperial De Quebec
07/30 Boston, MA – Paradise
07/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/02 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/03 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
08/04 Columbus, OH – Athenaeum Theatre
08/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
08/06 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
08/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/09 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
08/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
08/14 Destin, FL – Club LA
08/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
08/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Center
08/18 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
08/19 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
08/20 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08/23 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
08/24 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Loathe Announce Summer European/UK Tour

Loathe have announced a summer European/UK tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

06/11 Derby, UK – Download Festival
06/14 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
06/17 Bischofsmais, GER – Rock The Hill Festival
06/18 Mannheim, GER – Delta Bash
06/19 Pratteln, SWI – Z7 Wild Dayz
06/20 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
06/21 Milan, ITA – InFest
06/22 Graz, AUT – Orpheum (feat. Beartooth & Silverstein)
06/23 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau (feat. Beartooth & Silverstein)
06/24 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/26 Manchester, UK – Outbreak Festival

Loathe Team Up With Sleep Token For New Version Of “Is It Really You?”

Loathe have teamed up with Sleep Token for a new version of their song “Is It Really You?.” The original version of the track appears on Loathe’s 2020 album “I Let It In and It Took Everything.” Loathe commented:

“We’ve all been big fans of Sleep Token for a while now, so when the track landed in our inbox, it blew us away. Alongside the Teenage Wrist rendition, having the opportunity to hear our song through the artists own lens but also to release these alternate versions to the public to ingest and enjoy is a humbling experience.”

Loathe Team Up With Teenage Wrist For New Version Of “Is It Really You?”

Loathe have teamed up with Teenage Wrist for a new version of their song “Is It Really You?.” The original version of the track appears on Loathe’s 2020 album “I Let It In and It Took Everything.”

Teenage Wrist’s Marshall Gallagher commented:

“We discovered ‘I Let It In and It Took Everything‘ while we were tracking ‘Earth Is a Black Hole‘, and it immediately became one of my favorite records of that year. Honestly, I only listened deep to a handful of records while we were making ours and that was one of them. So, it was pretty wild to get to dig through the actual tracks and do our own interpretation of ‘Is It Really You?‘ I was already such a big fan and that song in particular really hit me. It’s extra cool to know that we’re fans of each other’s music and hopefully we get to share a stage soon.”

Loathe added:

“Teenage Wrist are great! We’ve been fans of their music for a while and soon after the release of their latest record, we caught wind that they’d be interested in collaborating with us. And so their take on ‘Is It Really You?‘ was born. It’s interesting to hear our song through another artists respective lens, especially from artists you appreciate and enjoy, too.”

Loathe Premiere New Song “Dimorphous Display”

Loathe have premiered a new song titled “Dimorphous Display.” You can check that out below:

The band commented:

“‘Dimorphous Display‘, in its first iteration, had been in the vault for a good few years before we decided to start work on the song together as a band, so finally being able to release it into the world feels like a great accomplishment.

The initial demo was filed soon after we had finished up with ‘I Let It In and It Took Everything‘ but with lockdowns occurring across the world, this gave us the opportunity to experiment with different collaborators and thus final tracking was completed some time in the middle of 2021 at Giant Wafer Studios.

We worked alongside our new friend Eddie Al-Shakarchi on capturing the rawest incarnation of the Loathe sound to date and we are very happy with the result.”