Oh what new hell is this? Just a week before a rather large run of North American dates, it seems like Cradle of Filth‘s impending headlining tour has just lost their headliner. The problem seems to be the usual suspect for bands trying to get over to the states, visa issues. I’ve never had to deal with that myself, so while I don’t really know the intricacies involved with receiving a visa, but since Cradle of Filth have been doing this for a few decades now, it seems rather silly that they wouldn’t have planned ahead for this. It happens fairly often in the world of touring musicians, and it just seems like an issue that you would want to plan ahead for.

That aside, Cradle of Filth has issued a statement apologising for the cancellation. I was really hoping to see this tour, because hey, I like Cradle of Filth from time to time, even if their recent output hasn’t been the strongest. Oh well, there’s really not much more to say about this. It sucks for everyone involved, and I hope The Faceless, Decapitated, and The Agonist can pull something together and salvage what they can from this now defunct tour. You can read the band’s statement after the jump.

Cradle Of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their US tour ’28 Days Closer to Hell’ is going to have to be cancelled, due to US immigration issues beyond the band’s control.

They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.

The band sincerely apologise to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour.

We’ll keep you posted if any of the support bands decide to launch their own headlining tours.

– EC

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