The Agonist

The Agonist Cancel European Touring Plans


The Agonist have announced the cancellation of their summer European touring plans. A statement issued earlier today, April 21st, reveals that the current economic state of the touring market has led to their decision.

“We must unfortunately announce that we cannot make any EU summer shows this year. The reasons are a combination of multiple factors. You guys probably all know by now how expensive touring is at the moment—it’s been a hot topic.

Rising costs are affecting everyone now, from legacy bands to local bands, and we are no exception to that. Unfortunately, if we went to Europe on our current arrangement, we would stand to lose a dangerous amount of money, putting ourselves in financial jeopardy. We hope you understand this difficult choice.”

The Canadian melodic death metal outfit are certainly not alone in their decision. Earlier this week, Anthrax made the same call to scrap their European touring, presumably due to similar concerns.

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