Bloodbath Forced to Postpone North American Tour

The bad news comes "with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness"
Bloodbath Forced to Postpone North American Tour
Death metal supergroup Bloodbath have been forced to postpone their North American tour.

The band — which features Katatonia's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with Opeth's Martin Axenrot and Paradise Lost's Nick Holmes — made the unfortunate announcement about their "Live Morbid Funerals" tour today on their Facebook. Despite the tour scheduled to kick off later this week, it will no longer be happening, meaning their shows in Toronto and Montreal will not take place as planned.

Bloodbath's full message reads as follows:

It's with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we're forced to announce the following news: We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing. We've been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the U.S. immigration and embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn't fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement. We were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24 hours to go, we have to accept our fate; it ain't gonna happen.

We're so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see BLOODBATH! On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.

As of yet, the rescheduled dates have not been announced.

Tour dates:

05/23 Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
05/24 Vancouver, BC - Modified Ghost Festival
05/25 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest
05/26 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05/27 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
05/28 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/29 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre