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The Faceless cancels North America tour

Friday, March 4, 2016 6:14 AM PT


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."


44 comments


3/4/2016 6:21:52 AM
band needs to hang it up now. quite obvious no one wants to be around Keene.

anonymous
3/4/2016 6:52:44 AM
keene always fcks something up. Such an unreliable band

anonymous
3/4/2016 7:00:37 AM
I was going to go, but now, I am not going to go. Seen BTBAM a few times already.

anonymous
3/4/2016 7:01:55 AM
what a fckin train wreck. that piece of shit is full of himself.

anonymous
3/4/2016 7:09:00 AM
Dude, Justin mckinney is such a fcking douchebag. He magically disappears at load in and makes every one else set up his guitar equipment, then reappears with an attitude that noonr let him know it was soundcheck

anonymous
3/4/2016 7:10:54 AM
Michael Keene digs shit out of his jerk using his own fingers since hes so drugged out he cant poop. dont shake his hand

anonymous
3/4/2016 7:15:38 AM
Michael keene actually had a short lived private sexual relationship with Alex Rudinger, this is what internally led to the falling out with that lineup- this is totally true!!! Ask rudinger since hes the open gay

anonymous
3/4/2016 7:18:32 AM
Keene is a very close with the cynic guys, paul masvidal especially. They go to little brunches together and you know keene is catching

anonymous
3/4/2016 7:22:41 AM
I don't follow this band but that is pretty nuts to cancel something like this last minute. Seem like a very unprofessional band.

3/4/2016 7:44:03 AM
Fvcking losers

anonymous
3/4/2016 8:20:19 AM
The Faceless could have been so fcking good. Akeldama and PD really set the stage. But then they pull shit like this, and put out Autotheism, which was the metal equivalent of hearing a mouth breathing camera man start talking during an otherwise great porn shoot.

3/4/2016 9:03:06 AM
Why doesn't Keene just call the faceless his project, and invite members to play live with him.

3/4/2016 9:03:47 AM
The Faceless could have been so fcking good. Akeldama and PD really set the stage. But then they pull shit like this, and put out Autotheism, which was the metal equivalent of hearing a mouth breathing camera man start talking during an otherwise great porn shoot.

And showing the face of the comee.

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:09:03 AM
Keene is a heroin addict. That's why they cancelled. It's well known in the LA scene that the dude is a fcking addict and heroin addicts have sociopathic tendencies. Why do you think so many members quit and shit like this happens.

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:32:16 AM
If it was because he couldn't get enough dope for the rest of the tour then it's probably good that he dropped off. I could not imagine touring while being dopesick

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:35:24 AM
Michael Keene has no face

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:37:42 AM
If it's true that he's addicted to opiates (anything said on here is obviously hearsay) I actually feel bad for him and hope that he gets some help

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:44:39 AM
Ben Eller is stoked.

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:47:03 AM
Bruce Jenner is stoked.

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:54:00 AM
He's been coddled for too long. It's time to stop this madness and send this kid to work. Hopefully at a rite aid or something like that, atleast he'd be paying for his own heroin then.

anonymous
3/4/2016 10:18:58 AM
heroin?

anonymous
3/4/2016 10:45:36 AM
Michael Keene digs shit out of his jerk using his own fingers since hes so drugged out he cant poop. dont shake his hand

anonymous
3/4/2016 10:55:18 AM
why not just go instrumental or pick a fan to do vocals

anonymous
3/4/2016 11:31:26 AM
"We ask anyone that was planning on attending the BTBAM/ABR tour to still attend."

I'm sure there are tens and tens of people across the country debating whether or not they still want to go.

anonymous
3/4/2016 1:30:47 PM
He could've saved the tour by just letting fans have some fun ... similar to how BYD did when Mat left. It probably would've made a bit of buzz around them too, oh well.

anonymous
3/4/2016 2:02:09 PM
This statement is total bullshit. He's a junkie, slacker jerk who didn't provide new music nor did he have a vocalist or a bassist 2 days before this tour. He was also still in LA with no way to get to the tour. Its a real shame he can't ever just admit that he's a fck up. The fans deserve better.

anonymous
3/4/2016 2:10:51 PM
Drums that are mixed way too loud are stoked.

anonymous
3/4/2016 3:09:21 PM
What kind of band wouldn't be comfortable with their vocalist filling in for another band if their schedule permitted. That's some kid shit.

anonymous
3/4/2016 3:32:02 PM
Its not Keene's fault you fcking morons I've known that guy for years don't believe everything you hear...have some fcking decency

anonymous
3/4/2016 5:32:58 PM
Michael Keene digs shit out of his jerk using his own fingers since hes so drugged out he cant poop. dont shake his hand

anonymous
3/4/2016 9:46:59 PM
The majority of you are so misinfoarmed.. A member of the tour confirmed what bullshit that statement is. The kid is on drugs and treats all of his band mates like shit and never pays them, hints why he can't keep a lineup. He wasn't prepared, never had a vocalist or bassist for the tour.. Derrick was never gonna do it and neither was the guy that he's blaming it on.. He just can't take responsibility for what a fck up he is. End of story.

anonymous
3/5/2016 9:26:25 AM
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anonymous
3/5/2016 10:09:14 AM
Overheard Michael Keene bragging to a fan about his band in the car park/merch area of House Of Blues in Hollywood when they supported Dying Fetus a few years ago.

Sounded like the biggest douche ever. I thought he was the opener until i noticed it was him on stage with The Faceless.

anonymous
3/6/2016 12:12:04 AM
Keene's skag pusher is stoked

anonymous
3/6/2016 11:28:06 AM
Does anyone have empirical evidence suggesting Keene is a opiate/heroin addict? If not then you should not be making such accusations.

anonymous
3/6/2016 11:31:18 AM
^
Shut up, kid.

anonymous
3/6/2016 11:33:44 AM
I will say that excuse does sound a bit too much, unless the other band thinks the world of their current vocalist and believes that Keene will try to make him a permanent member.

anonymous
3/6/2016 11:35:32 AM
I'm actually 35

anonymous
3/6/2016 11:39:14 AM
And although I don't know Keene personally, we did smoke weed together at RMF and he was one of the chilliest people I've ever met

anonymous
3/6/2016 1:46:25 PM
Actually that's not true, apparently everyone on Sumerian is a junkie. Before signing with Sumerian, Ash makes you bang 20 grams of dope to make sure your "cool" enough to sign.

anonymous
3/6/2016 2:03:22 PM
michael keene is in Chicago sucking sage dck for dope with blake judd

anonymous
3/6/2016 10:57:35 PM
^^ cry baby bitch

anonymous
3/7/2016 6:49:23 AM
Michael Keene digs shit out of his jerk using his own fingers since hes so drugged out he cant poop. dont shake his hand

anonymous
4/20/2016 8:18:09 PM
Actually that's true, apparently everyone on Sumerian is a junkie. Before signing with Sumerian, Ash makes you bang 20 guys for dope to make sure your "cool" enough to sign. And then he licks your mudbutt.