Published Jul 26, 2012Yesterday (July 25), we caught wind that Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe's bail had reportedly been challenged, and that the singer will continue to remain in Czech prison on charges of manslaughter for the time being. It doesn't come as too much of a surprise, then, that his band's upcoming North American tour with Dethklok has officially been called off.
The trek, which was also going to feature openers Gojira, was scheduled to launch on August 1. In addition to a slew of U.S. dates, the schedule included six Canadian cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. This trip was supposed to last until mid-September.
Rather than attempt to tour with a different singer, or without Lamb of God, the high-profile metal tour has been axed outright.
Lamb of God released the following statement about the cancellation:
Due to the continued incarceration of Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band's co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy's release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy's release, it is the band's intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.
Lamb of God wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no Lamb of God.
Blythe is currently facing manslaughter charges in Prague after allegedly pushing a 19-year-old fan off a stage at a show in 2010. The incident reportedly left the fan in a coma and he died 14 days later.
8/2 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
8/4 Calgary, AB - Big 4
8/5 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
8/7 Winnipeg, MB - Convention Centre
8/9 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
8/10 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
8/11 Toronto, ON - Heavy TO
8/12 Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL
8/14 Grand Rapids, MI - Delta Plex
8/15 St. Louis, MO - Family Arena
8/17 Pacific Junction, IA - Mid America Metroplex ("Knotfest")
8/18 Somerset, WI - Somerset Amphitheater ("Knotfest")
8/19 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
8/21 Chicago, IL - Congress Ballroom
8/22 Detroit, MI - Compuware Arena
8/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
8/24 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater
8/25 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center
8/26 Baltimore, MD - Pier 6 Pavilion
8/29 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
8/30 Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
8/31 Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater
9/1 Philadelphia, PA - Outside at the Electric Factory
9/2 Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Park Convention Hall
9/4 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
9/5 Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
9/7 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
9/8 San Antonio, TX - Sunken Garden
9/9 Dallas, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
9/11 Denver, CO - The Fillmore
9/13 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
9/14 Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
9/15 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic