Sepultura Cancel North American "Tsunami of Metal" Tour Due to Visa Delay

Sepultura Cancel North American 'Tsunami of Metal' Tour Due to Visa Delay
Bad news, metalheads: Brazilian heavy music makers Sepultura had been scheduled to come to North America this fall on their "Tsunami of Metal" tour, but the entire outing has now been cancelled.

In a statement, the band announced that the cancellation was due to visa delays, which apparently meant that they weren't going to be able to enter the U.S. in time for the start of the tour this Friday (October 1). The outing was primarily scheduled to take place in the U.S., but it was also going to hit Toronto and Montreal around the middle of next month.

This is particularly disappointing since the "Tsunami of Metal" tour featured a stacked bill including Unearth, Kataklsym and Dark Sermon, plus select gigs with Anciients and Scar the Martyr, respectively. See the axed dates below.

In a statement, Sepultura said, "We apologize to the fans, promoters, and the bands who were going to be part of the 'Tsunami of Metal' tour."

The unfortunate news comes on the same day (October 29) that the group released their latest album, The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart.

Tour dates:

11/01 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues *

11/02 Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage *

11/03 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom *

11/04 Seattle, WA - Neumos *
11/07 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater *
11/08 Sauget, IL - Pops Nightclub #

11/09 Detroit, MI - Harpo's #
11/10 Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center #

11/11 Chicago, IL - House of Blues #
11/13 Springfield, VA - Empire #

11/14 Worcester, MA - Palladium #
11/15 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theater #
11/16 Montreal, QC - Metropolis #

11/17 Reading, PA - Reverb #
11/18 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater #

11/20 Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater #
11/21 Miami, FL - Grand Central #

11/23 Ft. Worth, TX - Queen City Music Hall #
11/24 Austin, TX - Emo's East # 11/25 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls ~ 11/26 Tempe, AZ - Club Red #

* with Unearth, Kataklysm, Scar The Martyr, Dark Sermon
# with Unearth, Kataklysm, Anciients, Dark Sermon ~ with Anciients