NewsAugust 15, 2022 7:22 PM ET2,714 views

Moonspell, Swallow The Sun, Witherfall tour canceled

Witherfall responds saying they had nothing to do with the cancellation

Moonspell have canceled an upcoming US tour with Swallow The Sun and Witherfall. Moonspell cited "unsolvable logistic and transportation" issues. 

Witherfall responded a few hours later in their own post calling it a "last minute rug pull" also stating that they have "absolutely nothing to do with this tour cancellation" and found out last minute. Having invested thousands into the tour, they are now looking for support.

Both statements can be read below.

"Dear North- American fans.

We have no other option than to cancel our American Fullmoon tour with Swallow the Sun and Witherfall that would start August 25th in NY and end September 19th in Boston.

Unsolvable logistic and transportation problems are the cause behind this cancellation.

Together with our agency, Moonspell and STS management tried all the options available but we have no other solution than cancelling.

We thank you for your understanding and apologise for all the trouble caused.

We are already working on a North-American tour for 2023. Will keep you posted.

Please contact your ticket provider for reimbursements.

See you under better circumstances, under the spell!

Note: Moonspell will play Candelabrum Metal Fest ,Léon, Mexico as a stand alone show on September 3rd."

Not long after, Witherfall responded and stated the following:

"Witherfall has absolutely nothing to do with this tour cancellation. We found out during rehearsals that the tour had been pulled, one week before the band were set to fly out to pick up our Bus. Witherfall had every last production detail on our end completely solidified. Airline tickets, Bus, Trailer, Driver, Tour manager , Shipping of Tour merchandise (which has dates printed on them that no longer exist!!!) Rehearsals, Witherfall Beer at venues and countless other expenses that will not be reimbursed. Needless to say, we are devastated by this news. Each one of the aforementioned pieces took months of planning and every detail was carefully managed making this endeavor very time consuming and VERY expensive.

The reality of the math is Witherfall will need to eat the upfront costs of over $12K not including what our crew, and band members will lose because they turned down other work. None of these expenses will be recouped. We apologize to our fans that has had plans that were affected. We had every intention of bearing the cost to put the band out on the road. Again, we had everything planned and were ready and excited to get to play and meet the fans coming out.

We are extremely upset by this last minute rug pull. Even the best case scenario the band would still be operating at a loss but that is the price of bringing our music to you all. If you'd like to purchase a souvenir of tour and support the band(Tour Funeral Expenses) you can get one of these packages or a shirt here"

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anonymous 8/15/2022 4:49:28 PM

Damn I'd be salty like witherfall too, that sucks ass.

anonymous 8/15/2022 4:51:39 PM

Aka low ticket sales

anonymous 8/15/2022 5:16:22 PM

Witherfall has worked hard for this, and for the rug to be pulled out like this with hardly any monetary recovery is quite the blow . We will be buying funeral boxes and adult beverages to help you guys out. I am also getting my friends together to also purchase various merch to help. Stay metal and stay positive. Dont you wither and fall from this. 👊😎

anonymous 8/15/2022 5:17:21 PM

Welcome to the real world little boys

anonymous 8/15/2022 5:18:22 PM

Dave and Beth posted the wither and fall comment.

NorthFromHere 8/15/2022 5:35:00 PM

anonymous 38 minutes ago Aka low ticket sales Yep. Moonspell was at their biggest, at least in the USA, back in the mid 90s when they were a featured band on Century Media. Even now their biggest albums on Spotify are their first two. Hadn't thought about them for over a decade and I imagine most Americans feel the same way.

anonymous 8/15/2022 5:37:35 PM

12k. God damn, I don't even listen to that shit but that's f*cked up.

rick_tocchet 8/15/2022 6:39:29 PM

Biden's America

anonymous 8/15/2022 7:09:54 PM

I can confirm that no one bought a ticket to this show in my city

anonymous 8/15/2022 7:40:07 PM

More like Poopspell

anonymous 8/15/2022 10:26:53 PM

^^^Gayspell

anonymous 8/16/2022 10:45:56 AM

who the f*ck tours 300 cap venues in a bus. LOL witherfall, yall should just get yobs

anonymous 8/16/2022 3:08:20 PM

^Lol agreed. Do what every other opening-tier band does…rent a van and book a few small headlining shows on your way to the opening date for gas money. Paying for airline tix and a bus being an opener on a tour this small is insane, these guys must like being broke.




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