Yup. You probably saw this coming, didn't you? When your lead singer is in jail in the Czech Republic for allegedly being responsible for the death of a concertgoer there (IN A DECIDEDLY CIRCUMSTANTIAL AND ARGUABLY PROBABLY-NOT-HIS-FAULT KIND OF WAY), you're probably not going to be able to make your upcoming tour dates. And that's just what happened to Lamb of God. (Follow the fine folks at Metalsucks for the best-available coverage on this whole scenario.) And with no Lamb of God ... well, the whole Metalocalypse tour just kind of fell apart. Bummer, because I know a lot of people wanted to catch Dethklok and Gojira, if not LoG.
Here are the official statements that went out earlier today. Obviously, refunds for the Sept. Hard Rock Live show will be available at point-of-purchase.
ADULT SWIM STATEMENT REGARDING UPCOMING TOUR:
In light of circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour has been canceled. Refunds will be available to customers who already purchased tickets through their point of purchase. We thank Dethklok fans for their continued support and look forward to releasing information about the band's upcoming third album and a planned fall tour in the coming weeks.
LAMB OF GOD STATEMENT REGARDING UPCOMING TOUR:
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.