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Watain Forced To Back Out Of North American Tour With Mayhem & Midnight Due To Visa Issues


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Watain have announced that they have been forced to withdraw from the impending ‘The Sanguine Sodomy Of North America Tour‘, which they were set to undertake alongside Mayhem and Midnight.

The Swedish black metal band were unable to make the trek due to visa issues and offered the below statement on the matter earlier today, March 04th:

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“We regret to inform you all that, due to reasons entirely beyond our control, we’re forced to cancel our participation in the upcoming US Tour with Mayhem and Midnight, for which we were due to leave tomorrow.

We have just been informed that the US Embassy have decided to launch an additional, undisclosed “administrative process” in relation to Watain‘s visa applications. We’ve been told that this investigation could go on for months and that we might not get a reply until the tour is over. Since we have not been given any additional information about why this is taking place, how long it’ll take, or if visas will eventually be approved, it leaves us with no choice but to pull out of the tour.

The same embassy has previously approved our working visa applications for every US tour, each of the 8 times we have applied.

Preparing for a tour like this takes an enormous amount of work by the band and our crew. The merch has been produced, ticket buyers have made plans, and the crew relies on the jobs that the tour provides. It is a devastating blow to any band, but to the authorities in charge it seems to hold no significance.

To our loyal fans and followers; we had truly been looking forward to stand before you all again. We invested all we had for this one.

We are working hard on setting things straight and our intention is to re-schedule the North American dates for early 2023. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Finally, we wish Mayhem and Midnight a killer tour regardless.
/Watain

Watain were booked to embark on the tour ahead of the upcoming April 29th release of their new album “The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain“. While there has been no word of a potential replacement yet, the aforementioned trek will go ahead without Watain and is set to run as follows:

03/07 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/09 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theater
03/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
03/12 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
03/14 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/15 Austin, TX – Mohawk
03/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/18 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/19 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/20 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
03/22 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
03/23 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
03/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/29 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/30 Pittsburgh, PA – The Roxian
03/31 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
04/01 Chicago, IL – The Vic
04/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge

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