No, not really. While being all reactionary and sensationalist about things is good fun, there were some last minute visa complications which kept Ghost out of the US and subsequently off of the upcoming Enslaved tour with Alcest. Here’s the official statement made via Facebook:

Everybody,

Due to some last minute complications with our visas, we have been forced to cancel our North American tour.

We are sorry towards the other bands on the tour, Enslaved and Alcest.

And we are most of all tremendously sorry towards all of our fans.

This is truly beyond our control and we are making everything within our (His) powers to be able to come back to the US as soon as possible and perform for all of you.

Our most malicious of wishes

/A Nameless Ghoul

Sorry fellow Americans; we’ll have to frolic in Satanic praise another time. They promise to come back as soon as possible, which would certainly be swell. Hopefully they can take care of all the visa issues before it’s too late next time. Seriously, the USA’s working visa policy needs to be more lenient when it comes to internationally touring acts. But what can you do, huh?!

– JR

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