News•March 4, 2016 9:14 AM ET•10,870 views
The Faceless cancels North America tour
California technical death metal band The Faceless was slated to be part of the bill for the six-week North American tour featuring Between The Buried And Me and August Burns Red, which kicks off today in New Jersey. However, for reasons that have yet to be divulged, The Faceless has dropped off the entire tour. At this time, the band has not yet been replaced in the lineup. UPDATE: The Faceless has now issued a statement explaining their exit from the tour.
"The Faceless has encountered a very unfortunate situation. We have decided to be 100% honest about what has happened. It would be easy for us to come up with a false excuse to cover up the truth, which is something that people have unfortunately become accustomed to when a band cancels a tour. However, we feel like we owe it to our fans to be honest. "Two days ago, we were supposed to leave for our tour with August Burns Red and Between The Buried And Me. The day before we were supposed to leave, our fill in vocalist backed out, and told us that he would not be performing with The Faceless on this tour. His other, full time band did not feel comfortable with him touring in another group, and he wanted to respect their wishes. "With this happening on such extremely short notice, it has left us with our hands tied. We have absolutely no choice but to regretfully drop off of our tour with August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me, and Good Tiger, as well as our headlining tour with Scale The Summit, Rivers of Nihil, and Native Construct. This is a huge disappointment to us, as we were eagerly looking forward to touring with all of these amazing bands. We ask anyone that was planning on attending the BTBAM/ABR tour to still attend. "We apologize to any fans that we have disappointed. We will do our best to have our next tour routed in a way that allows us to perform in the cities that we have missed due to the cancellation of these two tours. We are going to make the best of this unfortunate situation, and use this time to complete our new album."