ABORTED The Second Band To Pull Out of HYPOCRISY Tour

Sunday, 28th April 2013

A few days after HYPOCRISY announced plans to scrap their proposed North American tour, Belgium-based death metal crew ABORTED have done the same. Here’s a statement from the band:

“Unfortunately, rumors are true. We were forced to pull out of our north american tour with Hypocrisy, Krisiun and Arsis. Due to reasons beyond control, Hypocrisy were not able to receive their us visas in time and had to pull out. We only found out three days ago and were sharing transport with Hypocrisy. Being this close to the start of tour finding an affordable method of transportation and a driver was a near impossible task, making it impossible for us to still make it.

We are extremely disapointed as we were very excited to make it back out to the us for our fans and share the stage on this great line up. We had flights booked. Visas processed and everything good to go so when the news hit it came as a shock. This cost us several thousands of dollars out of our own pockets and continuing would cost us even more money, which we simply don’t have. We apologise to the fans and are already looking for a replacement tour in the near future.

Krisiun and Arsis are still doing the tour and we urge you all to still go and support them. All the bands here are victims in this of bureaucratic procedures so no need to point fingers. We are all as broken by this as anyone else.”

KRISIUN and ARSIS dates are as follows:

May
1 – Gramercy – New York, NY *
2 – Palace – Stafford, CT *
3 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC *
4 – WreckRoom – Toronto, ON *
5 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
6 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
7 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN *
8 – The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB *
9 – The Exchange – Regina, SK *
10 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB *
11 – Republik – Calgary, AB *
12 – Branding Iron Pub – Armstrong, BC (Arsis and Starkill only)
13 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC *
14 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA **
15 – Branx – Portland, OR
16 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Opera House
17 – The Vex – Los Angeles, CA **
18 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
20 – Trees – Dallas, TX **
21 – Korova – San Antonio, TX **

* with STARKILL
** with AUTUMN’S END

ARSIS headlining solo shows:

April
30 – Café 611 – Frederick, MD

May
22 – Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
23 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
25 – Headliners Middle Room – Toledo, OH
26 – Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN
27 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
28 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
29 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub And Billiards
30 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

June
1 – Scion Rock Fest – Memphis, TN