Billy Talent have cancelled their upcoming European tour due to loss of a loved one.
According to a message posted yesterday at their official website, the Canuck punk rockers have axed a total eight shows in France, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary and Luxembourg while bandmembers mourn a personal loss.
Frontman Ben Kowalewicz posted an apology to fans, writing, "We have lost someone who was very close to us and it's been the most surreal week we've ever experienced. We are not the type of band that cancels shows and never have been in our 20 years together but we feel under the circumstances, that we have to pull out of the remainder of this tour.”
The veteran Mississauga, ON quartet cancelled shows last year when drummer Aaron Solowoniuk underwent open-heart surgery.
The band is scheduled to begin a 17-city Canadian leg this spring.
Touring behind their newly released album “Dead Silence,” the home turf trek begins March 14 in Vancouver, BC at the Pacific Coliseum and winds up April 13 at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC.
Special guests on the bill include: Sum 41, Hollerado and Indian Handcrafts.
See Billy Talent’s official website for more details.
Did you know? Billy Talent’s fifth studio album “Dead Silence” was released on September 11, 2012 and is the follow-up to 2009’s “Billy Talent III.”