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Leprous Cancel Their Three 20th Anniversary U.S. Shows, Bassist To Sit Out Immediate Tour


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Leprous have been forced to cancel their planned trio of U.S. 20th anniversary shows this fall. The group were scheduled to celebrate that milestone with career-spanning sets on September 20th and October 07th and 08th.

Instead, a private health issue in the close family of bassist/vocalist Simen Børven has forced the Norwegian progressive metal group to undertake their impending U.S. tour with Apocalyptica and Wheel without him. Børven will still be a part of that technically, having pre-recorded his parts for that trek.

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A statement issued by Leprous yesterday (September 02nd) reads as follows:

“This is a statement you’ve never heard from Leprous, and hopefully won’t have to hear again. We’ve had no choice but to cancel the 20th anniversary shows in the USA as Simen Børven won’t be able to join us on this tour due to private health related issues in his close family.

This is a very special show that we simply can’t do without Simen, and therefore we have no choice but pulling the plug. All tickets will of course be refunded. The shows with Apocalyptica and Wheel will still go on as planned, and Simen has pre-recorded all his bass for that show!

This is a statement from Simen:

‘Hey guys. As much as I would like to tour the US a second time around this year – supporting Apocalyptica with my brothers in Leprous – I’ve made the hard choice of staying home from this tour, due to private health related reasons in my family.

As a family man, being on the road can be a challenging experience. Even though this nomadic lifestyle is a choice we’ve made together as a family, it puts us in a vulnerable position in some uncontrollable aspects of life – especially in regards to health. I’m thankful to the guys in Leprous for understanding our situation, and we wish them the best of luck in touring the great US of A ❤️

(On a lighter note: Luckily I’m just the bass player – It’s not like you’ll notice my absence anyways.. 😂)

Peace out✌️and see you in 🇧🇪 15th October'”

With Apocalyptica & Wheel:

09/06 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
09/07 Charlotte, NC – Underground
09/08 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/09 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
09/14 Long Island, NY – Paramount
09/15 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
09/16 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
09/17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
09/18 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09/19 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierres
09/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
09/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/23 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/24 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
09/25 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles
09/26 Sauget, IL – Pops
09/27 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
09/28 Denver, CO – Summit
09/30 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/01 San Diego, CA – Observatory
10/02 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
10/04 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/05 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
10/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

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