The Roxodus Music Fest Has Been Cancelled

The Roxodus Music Fest, which was supposed to take place on July 11-14 at the Edenvale Airport in Ontario, Canada, has been cancelled due to bad weather. The event was supposed to feature Aerosmith, Nickelback, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, and more.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“To our Roxodus Family,

During the past couple of months, our venue at Edenvale Airport has battled tremendous rainy weather that has impacted our ability to produce the festival.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the Roxodus Music Festival this year.

Our team has worked tirelessly to find a solution in which the show can go on but unfortunately, we could not make it happen this year.

Our dream of producing a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ has been put on hold as we take the much-needed time to nurture our venue into a premier landmark in Ontario.

We sincerely thank all of the artists, sponsors, partners, and neighbors who have supported us from the very beginning.

The embrace from our community has meant the world to us and we hope to one day see our dream come to life.

Information about ticket refunds will be released shortly.

Sincerely,
The Roxodus Team”

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Static-X Cancel Scranton, PA Show Due To “Misunderstanding” Over Venue’s Stage Size

Static-X have decided to cancel their June 30 concert at Levels in Scranton, PA. The cancellation came as a result of a “misunderstanding” over the venue’s stage size.

The group commented:

“We are very sorry to announce that the Static-X show at Levels in Scranton PA on 6-30-2019 has been cancelled..

This is an isolated incident, resulting from a misunderstanding of the stage size at the venue and its ability to support the production associated with a tour of this size..

We know that the fans in Scranton will be very disappointed, as are we.
However, This USA tour is as much about memorializing Wayne Static, as it is about anything else…

If we are unable to project Waynes face on the big screen for everyone to see and celebrate, it just doesn’t feel right…

Again, we are very sorry that we will be unable to perform as scheduled, and we hope that we will be able to see the fans in the Scranton PA area sometime in the near future.

Tickets will be refunded by the promoter.

Anyone who purchased a meet and greet from the bands will be refunded immediately!

Below is a photo of the tour production, along with a photo of the stage at Levels..

This is nobodies fault, It was an over site / misunderstanding..

Sincerely,
Static-X”

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We are very sorry to announce that the Static-X show at Levels in Scranton PA on 6-30-2019 has been cancelled.. This is an isolated incident, resulting from a misunderstanding of the stage size at the venue and its ability to support the production associated with a tour of this size.. We know that the fans in Scranton will be very disappointed, as are we. However, This USA tour is as much about memorializing Wayne Static, as it is about anything else… If we are unable to project Waynes face on the big screen for everyone to see and celebrate, it just doesn’t feel right… Again, we are very sorry that we will be unable to perform as scheduled, and we hope that we will be able to see the fans in the Scranton PA area sometime in the near future. Tickets will be refunded by the promoter. Anyone who purchased a meet and greet from the bands will be refunded immediately! Below is a photo of the tour production, along with a photo of the stage at Levels.. This is nobodies fault, It is an oversite or a misunderstanding.. Sincerely, Static-X

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Manowar Say Their Hellfest Performance “Was NOT Cancelled By The Band”

As previously reported, Manowar were supposed to perform a headlining set at Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 21, but the performance got pulled at the last minute. The group have now commented on the situation once again saying the show “was NOT cancelled by the band.”

Here’s Manowar’s new statement:

“Regarding Hellfest cancellation

Our performance at Hellfest scheduled for June 21, 2019 was NOT cancelled by the band; it was cancelled by the Hellfest organizers in their announcement that appeared on their websites.

In the days prior to Hellfest, Switzerland, Greece, and Bulgaria all witnessed our massive production that brought The Kingdom Of Steel to life. We brought it to Hellfest because we came to play.

We fought to give our fans the performance we promised last year at Hellfest, but we will not be pushed around by the Hellfest promoters who chose not to honor their contractual obligations and think they can do wrong to us and to our fans.

Those of you who have requested information regarding ticket refunds should contact the outlet where you purchased your ticket or the Hellfest organizers directly, as they are responsible.

We are currently seeking every legal remedy available to us by law.”

Manowar Cancel Hellfest Performance

Manowar were supposed to perform a headlining set at Hellfest in Clisson, France tonight (June 21), but the band ended up cancelling at the last minute. The group are claiming that the “organizers obstructed [their] efforts to put on the epic show [they] had promised.”

Hellfest organizers issued the following statement:

“Despite a presence on site on June 20, the teams and members of the group decided to leave the site.

The MANOWAR concert, scheduled Friday, June 21, will not take place for reasons beyond our will.

We are sincerely sorry for all MANOWAR fans and more widely for all the fans attending Hellfest.”

The band then responded with this statement:

“Regarding Hellfest (June 21, 2019)

After 18 months of tireless work and preparation we arrived at the Hellfest site yesterday, ready to play today.

The Hellfest organizers obstructed our efforts to put on the epic show we had promised.

Despite what you may hear or read, the Hellfest organizers did have control over the circumstances that prevented our performance.

We always have and always will fight to give our fans 100%.

Our French fans and press know, if MANOWAR come to France and are unable to perform, the fault does not lie with us. Remember the Élysée Montmartre.

We are very sorry that you are being made to suffer. We want you to know that everything we do is for our fans. We stand together with all of you as we always have, and we will not allow anyone to lessen the quality of our shows.

Be very sure the truth will come out!

Thank you to the Greatest Fans In The World for your continued loyalty and support.

MANOWAR”

Judas Priest Cancel Colorado Springs Show Due To Rob Halford’s Bronchitis

Judas Priest have been forced to cancel their June 5 show at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado due to Rob Halford suffering from bronchitis. The band tweeted the following:

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Addresses Memphis, TN Show Cancellation

As previously reported, As I Lay Dying’s April 5 show at Growlers in Memphis, TN was cancelled due to backlash stemming from Tim Lambesis’ criminal past. The frontman infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. The singer has now addressed the cancellation, while also discussing the changes he has made since getting released.

Lambesis said the following:

“While I’m disappointed by the cancellation of our show in Memphis, I understand and accept the resentment some people have towards who I used to be. I stand against that person I became during the darkest period of my past, and it is part of my life’s work to prevent others from going down destructive paths. It’s now been almost six (6) years since I made the biggest mistake of my life, and I consider each day an opportunity to do something positive to turn my life around and to use my experience to help others.

As I move forward with this purpose I know there will be obstacles. However, I wish we could have come up with a more meaningful solution for the fans in Memphis rather than just cancel. Perhaps I could visit a recovery center in Memphis, a free event to our fans + those being served at the center, where I can open up for Q&A and all questions are welcome.

I look forward to continuing this conversation around recovery, how to prevent others from ending up in a bad place, and how to facilitate healing in the lives of people who have been hurt by others. I welcome the opportunity to address the topic of domestic violence and how I am not on the opposing side of this critical issue.

Since serving my time I’ve been involved in the following:
• Completed all of the courses necessary to become an addiction treatment counselor in the state of California with hopes of helping others who are struggling with addiction and mental health.
• Worked for a year as a case manager at an addiction treatment facility.
• Spent two years tutoring inmates who never finished high school. Education is the greatest tool we currently have for breaking the criminal cycle of repeat offenders.
• I currently visit prisons quarterly to help inmates without job skills train for their release so that they can become productive neighbors and not a burden on society. Most end up back in prison due to lack of hope or a support system.

Through AILD, our recent tours have allowed us the opportunity to donate proceeds of sales to organizations that help others—notably Heart Support and families affected by the California fires…

Thanks to our fans connecting with this message, we were able to become one of Heart Support’s main contributors (https://heartsupport.com/). We strongly believe in their objective to offer emotional support and counseling to young adults caught in cycles of depression, abuse, and addiction, and will continually support charities that further the process of healing for others.

By listing all of the above, it’s not my intention to gain praise or recognition. I simply want to make sure it’s clear how seriously I take all of these issues.

Throughout my four year incarceration and release, I’ve sought meaningful personal change and surrounded myself with family, friends, and counsel. I’m grateful to have earned the support of my bandmates, my wife, family, and fans who’ve also given me this chance. I will continue to move forward in my personal mission to help others and make a positive impact in the world around me, knowing there will be challenges, and believing that the next half of my life will be more meaningful than the first.

I look forward to continuing a discussion around recovery, mental health, domestic violence and prisoner reform for many years to come.”

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While I’m disappointed by the cancellation of our show in Memphis, I understand and accept the resentment some people have towards who I used to be. I stand against that person I became during the darkest period of my past, and it is part of my life's work to prevent others from going down destructive paths. It's now been almost six (6) years since I made the biggest mistake of my life, and I consider each day an opportunity to do something positive to turn my life around and to use my experience to help others. As I move forward with this purpose I know there will be obstacles. However, I wish we could have come up with a more meaningful solution for the fans in Memphis rather than just cancel. Perhaps I could visit a recovery center in Memphis, a free event to our fans + those being served at the center, where I can open up for Q&A and all questions are welcome. I look forward to continuing this conversation around recovery, how to prevent others from ending up in a bad place, and how to facilitate healing in the lives of people who have been hurt by others. I welcome the opportunity to address the topic of domestic violence and how I am not on the opposing side of this critical issue. Since serving my time I’ve been involved in the following: • Completed all of the courses necessary to become an addiction treatment counselor in the state of California with hopes of helping others who are struggling with addiction and mental health. • Worked for a year as a case manager at an addiction treatment facility. • Spent two years tutoring inmates who never finished high school. Education is the greatest tool we currently have for breaking the criminal cycle of repeat offenders. • I currently visit prisons quarterly to help inmates without job skills train for their release so that they can become productive neighbors and not a burden on society. Most end up back in prison due to lack of hope or a support system. Through AILD, our recent tours have allowed us the opportunity to donate proceeds of sales to organizations that help others—notably Heart Support and families affected by the California fires… (CONTINUED IN NEXT POST)

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PART 2 CONTINUED… Thanks to our fans connecting with this message, we were able to become one of Heart Support’s main contributors (https://heartsupport.com/). We strongly believe in their objective to offer emotional support and counseling to young adults caught in cycles of depression, abuse, and addiction, and will continually support charities that further the process of healing for others. By listing all of the above, it's not my intention to gain praise or recognition. I simply want to make sure it's clear how seriously I take all of these issues. Throughout my four year incarceration and release, I’ve sought meaningful personal change and surrounded myself with family, friends, and counsel. I’m grateful to have earned the support of my bandmates, my wife, family, and fans who’ve also given me this chance. I will continue to move forward in my personal mission to help others and make a positive impact in the world around me, knowing there will be challenges, and believing that the next half of my life will be more meaningful than the first. I look forward to continuing a discussion around recovery, mental health, domestic violence and prisoner reform for many years to come.

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As I Lay Dying’s Memphis, TN Show Cancelled Following Public Outcry

As I Lay Dying’s April 5 show at Growlers in Memphis, TN has been cancelled due to backlash stemming from Tim Lambesis’ criminal past. The frontman infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. The venue will now be hosting a local benefit concert for victims of domestic violence on that night instead. On top of this, they have also decided to cancel Pentagram’s March 24 show, due to Bobby Liebling going to prison in 2017 for assaulting his elderly mother.

Growlers commented:

“Memphis, TN – After hearing the combined voice of disheartened friends, local bands, and patrons, locally owned concert venue and bar, Growlers, has cancelled their scheduled show with As I Lay Dying, previously set for April 5th, and will replace it with a local show to benefit victims of domestic violence. Growlers has also canceled a show with the band Pentagram, previously set for March 24th.

In 2014, Tim Lambesis, singer of metal band As I Lay Dying, was sentenced to up to six years in prison after being convicted of hiring someone to kill his wife. While the plot never unfolded, Lambesis spent the next two years of his life incarcerated. Just a couple of years later, and he’s back on stage, but with a remorseful attitude.

From Lambesis, “I stand against who I became in my past… People who support AILD are not supporting the person I once was, because part of my life’s work is to undo the hurt I’ve caused. I will never be able to undo my greatest mistake, but I believe it’s better to do something rather than give up. AILD collectively condemns all forms of domestic abuse and violence. Our mission is to continually seek and implement ways to facilitate positive, meaningful change in the world around us.”

However, not everyone was ready to give Lambesis a second chance, and Growlers has created controversy in Memphis for booking his band in Memphis.

“While we believe in the justice system and the ability for rehabilitation, we are against domestic violence and will always listen to those that have gone through the pain that it has caused. Since As I Lay Dying returned to performing we’d had several requests to bring them to Memphis, despite the singer’s past.

When the show was first announced, hundreds of people bought tickets right away. However, we’ve since heard the input of several people in the local community that we have the utmost respect for, and we want them to know that their voices are heard. Growler’s vehemently denounces all forms of physical and mental domestic abuse, and we’ll be replacing the As I Lay Dying show with a benefit show featuring all local bands. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping local victims of domestic abuse.”

As a locally owned small business, supporting our community is the single most important thing to us. In this instance, we’ve heard the community loud and clear, and we are going to do everything we can to ensure that we continue forward in providing an enjoyable entertaining environment that all of our patrons feel comfortable in. And to the people who’s comments were erased we sincerely apologize, just know we stand with you.”