Lamb Of God barred from playing in L.A.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 10:03 PM PT
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In an interesting development, Lamb Of God have been banned from playing the Los Angeles stop on their upcoming Subliminal Verses tour with Slipknot. Apparently, their name, and former moniker Burn The Priest, are too much for The Faithful Central Bible Church, which owns Los Angeles venue, The Forum. Here's a statement by Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler regarding the matter:
"The 'situation' in LA can only be described as ridiculous. It's already been a huge waste of energy trying to turn this around. The powers that be aren't interested budging - or doing their research apparently - and we've never been a band to placate anyone to get our way, smooth things over or make anyone feel better. They have made it clear that they don't want us because of our name, our show and our crowd - because of that ignorance, Lamb Of God is not being permitted to appear on the Subliminal Verses Concert in LA. It's truly a shame for the show overall, especially for our friends and fans in LA that are being forced to miss our part of the show. Trust that this was not our decision, we'd love to kick some ass in LA, but apparently the word from the powers that be is that LAMB OF GOD is not the wholesome family fun that the good people of Los Angeles deserve."