King’s X Cancel Houston, TX Show After Ty Tabor Tests Positive For COVID-19

King’s X have cancelled their November 26 show in Houston, TX. The concert was unable to move forward due to guitarist Ty Tabor suffering from COVID-19.

The band issued the following statement:

“It is with our deepest apologies that we have to cancel tonight’s show, in Houston, TX! Our guitarist started to exhibit symptoms, and we immediately tested him and found that he was positive for Covid.

We will do everything we can to reschedule this show, and come back and play for you all! We are truly truly sorry for this, Faith, Hope Love.”

Drummer Jerry Gaskill and bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick also added the following in a video message:

Jerry Gaskill: “Hey Houston. We just found out that Ty contracted Covid. We came to do a soundcheck, and he just can’t do it.”

Doug Pinnick: “He can’t even stand up.”

Jerry Gaskill: “I had Covid a month ago, and if he feels any way the way I felt, I couldn’t do the show.”

Doug Pinnick: “I got it too, and I know what it’s like.”

Jerry Gaskill: “There’s no way we can do a show. We don’t know what else to do.”

Doug Pinnick: “There’s nothing we can do but cancel. Sorry. We really wanted to play.” Jerry concurred: “We really, really wanted to play.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Misfits Cancel Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Show

The Original Misfits have cancelled their New Year’s Eve show at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The concert, which was also set to feature Circle Jerks and Tiger Army, was unable to move forward “due to an unexpected personal matter.” Misfits issued the following statement:

“It is with regret, that due to an unexpected personal matter, the Misfits are unable to perform our show in Las Vegas on Dec 31st. We look forward to hopefully seeing you at a show in 2023. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

W.A.S.P.’s Dallas, TX Show Gets Shut Down By Fire Department

W.A.S.P.’s November 5 show at Amplified Live in Dallas, TX ended up getting shut down by the Dallas Fire Department. The concert was unable to move forward due to the venue selling 1,200 tickets over capacity.

The band initially said the following:

“The Dallas, Texas promotor oversold tickets for the show tonight at Amplified Live. The Fire Marshall showed up and informed the promoter that the show would not happen unless they removed 600 people from the venue. The band deeply regrets the issues brought on by tonightโ€™s promoter. All we could do was sit on the tour bus waiting for the promotor to resolve the over capacity issue with the Fire Marshall.”

Blackie Lawless later added:

“The Dallas Police Department advised us to leave the venue immediately because they said they could not guarantee our safety. Promoters didnโ€™t think this band could sell tickets in the U.S. anymore, well it goes to show the absolute dedication of our fan base has here in the U. S. Weโ€™ll certainly be back, you can bet on that.โ€

The promotor has since issued a statement as well:

“After the dust settled in Dallas we wanted to make a clarifying statement letting everyone know that Amplified Live did not intentionally over sell the show. There was a clerical error on the venue capacity certificate that didn’t include the entire outdoor venue space. When they rebranded the venue they were issued a new certificate with this omission. While that area is clearly venue space, the Dallas Fire Dept had no choice but to shut down the show because of that reason and the venue will be having a new certificate issued ASAP. Again we are sorry for what happened”

Those in attendance will be receiving refunds.

Silent Planet To Miss Salt Lake City, UT Show Following Van Accident

Silent Planet have revealed that they were recently involved in a van accident. As a result, the band’s November 3 show in Salt Lake City, UT has been cancelled. Vocalist Garrett Russell, drummer Alex Camarena, and bassist Nick Pocock all commented via Twitter:

Accept Cancel Vineland, NJ Show

Accept have revealed that singer Mark Tornillo is currently suffering from a “virus infection.” As a result, the band’s October 18 show in Vineland, NJ has been cancelled.

The group commented:

“Dear fans,

As you might have heard, we had to modify our show in Toronto, Canada on Oct. 16th.

Our singer Mark had developed severe vocal strain over the last week due to a virus infection (not Covid!).

Being the trooper that he is, he pushed through three shows in a row, but the doctors now insist he take a break , otherwise the entire rest of the tour would be in jeopardy, as would his voice and health.

This morning, with the heaviest of hearts we had to make the difficult decision to call off the concert on Oct. 18th in Vineland, NJ.

This is so Mark has time to rest and recover, and we can make sure we can finish the rest of the tour in full force.

We understand the disappointment for our fans in Vineland, and we share this too.
We apologise from the bottom of our hearts.

We strive to put on the best show possible, for every show and want to give you all we can.

Thank you for understanding, and weโ€™ll see you soon at a later date!

Stay metal,

Bring Me The Horizon Cancel Orlando, FL Show Due To Hurricane Ian

Bring Me The Horizon’s September 30 show with Knocked Loose, Grandson, and Siiickbrain in Orlando, FL has been cancelled due to Hurricane Ian. The band commented:

“๐™’๐™š’๐™ง๐™š ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™Š๐™ง๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™„๐™–๐™ฃ. ๐™’๐™š’๐™ซ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™š’๐™ง๐™š ๐™œ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š’๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ž๐™ฉ. ๐™’๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™–๐™›๐™š, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ’๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ค๐™ฃ. ๐™๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™—๐™š ๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™จ๐™š.”

Falling In Reverse Cancelled Their WIIL Rock Festival Performance Due To Missing Laptops

Falling In Reverse were scheduled to perform at the WIIL Rock festival in Grayslake, IL, but they ended having to cancel due to missing laptops. The decision has sparked backlash amongst fans who have blasted the band for not being able to perform without computers.

Frontman Ronnie Radke said the following in a video that was shared on Facebook:

“WIIL Rock, I regret to inform you that we have to cancel and we have no other option. I’m sorry. And I never make videos like this, but I feel like I owe it to you guys.

So we show up to rehearsal. We only planned to rehearse one time. Because we just got off tour, we don’t need to rehearse that much. And we walk into rehearsals and our laptops are missing that we run all of our show on and stuff. And as a band in 2022, you need your laptops. It’s like driving a car without an engine. It’s really unfortunate. Supposedly they are lost. Blame it on our crew, I guess. I don’t know how that happened; that’s never happened before. [I’m] pretty upset about it. They are brand new laptops. And I’ll see you guys at Aftershock in Sacramento on October 2nd. I’m very sorry, guys.”

A number of fans have since responded in the comment section, including one who said “Can’t you just play your instruments and sing.” Another added:

“Ha he said in 2022 bands need their laptopsโ€ฆwhatโ€ฆya I don’t think so! Should have lied and come up with a better excuse!”

A third person continued:

“I’m not going to the festival but what pisses me off about them canceling is he’s blaming the crew. This excuse is bullshit. They just don’t want to play and instead of faking an illness like the rest of us do, he’s putting blame on the backs of people who work their asses of to make them look good. That’s what’s fucked up.”

A fourth fan also chimed in:

“Hey everyone! Public service announcement. If you were going to go see Falling In Reverse in concert there’s been some absolutely horrible newsโ€ฆthey don’t have their laptops!!! They have to cancel Such a bummer! I hope they get new laptops on stage soon so everyone can see them again! Please have some empathy for them.

Can you imagine playing music in 2022 without a prerecorded laptop show? I knowโ€ฆMe neither. On the plus side, he DID say that they donโ€™t need to practice much when they DO have a working laptop (that can play most of their show for them).

Please support this band. They really outwork everyone else and mix that with true talent. Nothing can stop their success (except maybe WIFI issues). I hope they can get a new MacBook soon so they can exist again!”

SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk commented as well:

“This is astonishing .. First I heard about this I thought it was a joke to wind me up. How much longer are fans, promoters , media, just going to accept the epidemic of live rock showsโ€ฆ not really being live? Paying your hard earned money to see a band play โ€œliveโ€ thatโ€™s not truly live?! And there are countless bands in 2022 that hone their craft and play live! Tons! New and old !! Including the one that subbed for them in their slot, JACKYL . No laptop needed there! This is just unreal. But at least I give them credit for being honest. Wow. I am closer than ever to launching my own band. And I can’t sing or play a note .. simply amazing.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, And Bush Cancel Tampa, FL Show Due To Hurricane Ian

Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, and Bush have cancelled their September 30 show in Tampa, FL due to Hurricane Ian. The following statement was issued:

“Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds on Friday, September 30 has been canceled due to Hurricane Ian. Refunds will be issued automatically; there is nothing further ticketholders need to do. Please everyone be safe and take care of each other. We hope to see you guys soon!”

The Obsessed Cancel San Francisco, CA Show Due To COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

The Obsessed have cancelled their September 20 show at The Knockout in San Francisco, CA due to a venue policy that requires everyone to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The band commented:

“It is with regret that The Obsessed will not be playing the September 20th show in San Francisco at The Knockout. We cannot agree with or condone any type of discrimination for entry. Thanks for your understanding.”

Sion (Ex-Killswitch Engage, Etc.) Explain Why They Didn’t Perform At Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Sion, the project featuring Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) and YouTuber Jared Dines, were supposed to play their first live show at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, VA yesterday (September 10), but they didn’t end up making it. Now, Dines has since revealed that they dropped off the festival weeks ago “due to conflicting schedules.”

Dines said the following:

โ€œWe submitted a statement to them 3 weeks ago. I will post that statement here since apparently they did not update anyone..โ€

He then shared the statement he mentioned:

โ€œDue to conflicting schedules, Sion will be unable to perform at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival. Howard and I both agree that due to lack of availability for both of us that now is not ideal to take SION to the stage. With conflicts affecting our ability to prep/rehearse we opted to wait until we can do it right.โ€

Dines also added:

โ€œIโ€™m really really sorry about this. Iโ€™m not sure why there was never an update. We submitted our statement 3 weeks ago saying we couldnโ€™t make it happen. I was under the impression it was going to be handled.โ€

[via The PRP]