Five Finger Death Punch were forced to postpone tonight’s (December 12) show in Duluth, MN “due to a medical emergency” involving guitarist Jason Hook. The band tweeted the following:
Tool have cancelled their January 13 show at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. Despite this, the band still plan to perform at the same venue on January 10 and 12. Tool commented:
“Due to a scheduling conflict, the Tool show planned for Monday, January 13 at Viejas Arena is now cancelled. Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase.”
Slipknot and Evanescence were forced to cancel their performances at Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City last night (November 30) due to a broken stage barricade. The barricade got destroyed during Behemoth’s set and was unable to be fixed in time for the closing acts.
Slipknot said the following:
“Because of a broken barricade and failed attempts to fix it, Slipknot were forced to cancel our performance last night. Safety — especially the safety of our fans and fellow bands — is priority number one. We apologize profusely and hope you all understand. If anything were to happen to any of you, we wouldn’t forgive ourselves. Also, if we could have fixed the barricade correctly, we would have gone on stage. Again, we hope you all understand and we will try to make it up to you as soon as we can.”
Evanescence’s Amy Lee also commented in a video message:
“Mexico City, we are so, so disappointed that we didn’t get our chance to play for you tonight at Knotfest. The last couple of bands didn’t get to play because of a safety issue with the barricades and it wasn’t something that could be fixed. We are so sorry. We love you so much. We were waiting there, just like you, hoping that we would get our chance, but it didn’t work out tonight. I don’t know how, but somehow we are going to make it up to you. We love you so much. We’ll see you next time.”
Fans reacted angrily to the cancellation and ended up storming the stage and destroying gear belonging to the bands. You can find footage of that below:
Slipknot said the following about the destruction:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest.
Security barricades became an issue, and it was decided that for the safety of the fans, neither Slipknot or special guests Evanescence could take the stage.
We had hoped to be able to perform today, but regrettably, a situation arose onstage after the cancellation that damaged or destroyed gear that would have been necessary to play.
We are extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to perform, but the safety of our fans and our community is our biggest priority. We will look to get back to Mexico sometime in the future.”
“Even though we are devastated by the destruction of our instruments and gear, we do not see the violent end to last night as a representation of our Mexican fans, or the Mexican people. 50,000 people were there, and sadly a handful of them turned to anger and violence after the cancellation. You have shown us an incredible amount of love from the very beginning, and we will always come back for you.”
Volbeat have been forced to cancel their November 27 show in Helsinki, Finland. The cancellation was related to the ongoing labor strikes in the country.
The band commented:
“Hello Finland! Due to the current country-wide labor strikes, we will unfortunately have to cancel our show at Hartwall Arena this Wednesday, November 27th. Many of the people and services that we depend on to get the bands, touring crew and gear safely to and from Helsinki will be on strike and it will be impossible for us to arrive in your beautiful city in time for the show. Please contact your point of purchase for a full refund.
Please know that we hope for these strikes to have a positive outcome, and we are already planning our next trip to come play for all of you amazing fans (announcements to be made soon). In the meantime, please keep rocking, have a great holiday season and we will see you in the new year!”
KISS have been forced to postpone their November 16 show in Perth, Australia until December 3 due to Paul Stanley suffering from the flu. As a result, the band’s previously scheduled December 3 show in Auckland, New Zealand had been cancelled.
The group issued the following statement:
“KISS were due to leave the U.S. tomorrow to kick off their eagerly awaited ‘End Of The Road’ tour in Perth this Saturday November 16.
Due to a bad case of Influenza, doctors have advised Paul Stanley to rest for the next few days and not to undertake the long trip from Los Angeles to Perth. With the expectation of Australian audiences high, KISS don’t want to not give 100% and so have made changes to the Australian and New Zealand dates.
The Perth RAC Arena concert on November 16 has been rescheduled from the beginning to the end of the Australian tour and will now take place on Tuesday December 3.
All tickets to the November 16 concert are valid for the December 3 show and no exchange is necessary. Simply present your existing ticket(s) at RAC Arena on the new date. For patrons unable to attend on December 3, a refund is available until November 25. Please contact Ticketek on 132 849.
After the Australian dates end on December 3, KISS depart immediately for a Japanese tour. Therefore, the show originally on December 3 at Spark Arena, Auckland New Zealand cannot be rescheduled and will unfortunately be cancelled.
We sincerely apologises to fans. The Auckland date will be re-planned for a later stage of the ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour. All tickets to the Spark Arena concert will be refunded from the point of purchase. Please contact Ticketmaster.co.nz | 0800 111 999
The remainder of the tour remains unchanged and will now kick off at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 19.
The spectacular ‘End Of The Road’ tour is undoubtedly the biggest and best KISS show ever, receiving amazing reviews from diehard KISS fans and the media. After sell-out shows through Europe and the US this year, the band are ready to thrill the KISS Army across Australia one last time.
To cater for the overwhelming demand, side view tickets have been released for all shows and are available from Ticketek.”
Here’s the band’s updated Australian schedule:
Nov. 19 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Nov. 21 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Nov. 22 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Nov. 23 – Supercars Newcastle 500
Nov. 26 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Nov. 28 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Nov. 30 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Dec. 03 – Rac Arena, Perth
Soilwork have cancelled their October 29 show in Singapore due to Björn “Speed” Strid needing time to recover from surgery for varicose veins. The concert was previously scheduled to take place in March, but it was postponed after thousands of people signed a petition to get Soilwork and Watain banned from the country due to religious reasons.
“It is with great sadness that we need to inform you, that our scheduled show on Oct 29th will be cancelled. A combination of events has led to this unfortunate decision. Björn recently underwent major surgery for varicose veins in his left leg.
He is still in rehabilitation process and need to do a follow-up appointment at the clinic and is not recommended to travel before Oct 29th. Singaporean laws also make it near impossible for Björn to bring the needed medicines. Since immigration goes through Singapore, as the first show on the tour, we would run the risk of canceling the remaining dates, if Björn can’t bring his medicines. It’s very unfortunate and nothing we take lightly. We are deeply sorry about this.
Please know that Singaporean promoter Street Noise Productions have done everything they can to make this show happen, ever since our March show postponement. We are obviously devastated over their massive financial losses and really hope to make it up to them and also you, our fans. We beg for your understanding and to respect our situation.
We hope to find another opportunity, when circumstances will be different for the band to play in your country. Thanks for your understanding.
The remaining 2019 tour dates in Australia, Japan and Finland will go ahead as planned.
Best regards, Soilwork“
Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary lineup, Robb Flynn, Logan Mader, Chris Kontos, and Jared MacEachern, previously re-recorded the album at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA and have now shared a live in-studio performance of “The Rage To Overcome.” You can check that out below:
In other news, the group also appear to have cancelled their December 20 show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA. The new was confirmed by Live Nation. The band’s remaining “Burn My Eyes” 25th anniversary dates can be found below:
10/11 Wuerzburg, GER – Posthalle
10/12 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
10/14 Bochum, GER – Ruhr Congress
10/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/16 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/18 Gdansk, POL – B90
10/19 Warsaw, POL – Progressja
10/20 Budapest, HUN – Baba Negra
10/22 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
10/23 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/25 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/26 Padova, ITA – Hall
10/27 Luxembourg, LUX – Expo
10/29 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
10/31 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/02 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
11/04 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/05 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
11/07 Belfast, IRE – Telegraph Building
11/08 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
01/16 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
01/18 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
01/20 Dallas, TX – House Of BLues
01/21 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
01/22 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
01/22 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
01/27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
01/28 Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor
01/30 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
01/31 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/01 New York City, NY – Webster Hall
02/04 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
02/05 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
02/07 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
02/08 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
02/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
02/12 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
02/14 Detroit, MI – Crofoot
02/15 Chicago, IL – Metro
02/16 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
02/18 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
02/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
02/21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
02/22 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/19 Zaragoza, SPA – Teatro de las Esquinas
04/21 Santiago de Compostela, SPA – Capitol
04/23 Oporto, POR – Coliseu de Porto
04/24 Lisbon, POR – Coliseu de Lisboa
04/25 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
04/27 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15
04/28 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
04/28 Valencia, SPA – Republicca
05/01 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
05/02 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
05/05 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
05/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/08 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall
05/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
05/10 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
05/12 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
05/13 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
05/15 Thessaloniki, GRE – Fix Factory Of Sound
05/16 Athens, GRE – Piraeus Academy
05/20 Kiev, UKR – Stereoplaza
05/22 Moscow, RUS – 1930 Moscow
05/23 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2
05/25 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
05/28 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Arenan
05/29 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
05/30 Aarhus, DEN – Train
06/01 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
06/02 Utrecht, NET – Tivoliredenburg
06/03 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
06/05 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
06/06 Birmingham, UK – Academy
[via The PRP]