Lamb of God, Dethklok Upcoming Tour Cancelled

As many had presumably feared, Lamb of God has been forced to cancel their upcoming tour which was to feature special guests Dethklok and Gojira.

The tour was slated to kick off on August 1, however, due to Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe's ongoing imprisonment in the Czech Republic, plans have been sidelined indefinitely. 

"In light of circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour has been canceled," said an official statement from tour sponsor Adult Swim. "Refunds will be available to customers who already purchased tickets through their point of purchase."

Lamb of God too issued a statement regarding the matter. 

"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 was arrested last month in the Czech Republic on manslaughter charges stemming from an incident in 2010 in which he allegedly shoved a fan off the band's stage, which the victim's party claim resulted in injuries that subsequently proved to be fatal. 

Lamb of God's management recently posted a required $200,000 bail in hopes of Blythe's release, however, a Czech Republic court denied the singer's freedom out of concern that he may flee the country.

Blythe has remained behind bars for 33 days as of this writing. 


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