Bloodbath’s North American Tour Postponed Due to Visa Issues
Bloodbath rarely perform on North American soil, which is what made the prospect of a mini-tour highlighted by two festival appearances so exciting for death metal fans longing to see the supergroup. Unfortunately, visa issues have caused the group to postpone this upcoming trek, including the pair of festival appearances. Visa issues have prevented a number of bands to tour the U.S. in recent years.
"It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news: We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing," opens the band in a statement.
"We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the U.S. Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it. We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24 hours to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen," Bloodbath explains. This means that they will also miss their Maryland Deathfest and Modified Ghost Festival.
The band, who are still touting their 2014 record, Grand Morbid Funeral, apologized for having to nix the dates, but promised that they will reschedule the trek because "nothing else is acceptable." News on refunds and other ticketing information will be coming "ASAP."
Bloodbath's tour was set to launch tomorrow (May 23).
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