VOLBEAT, THE Danish quartet whose latest ‘Beyond Hell/Above Heaven’ album has taken them to arena status in Europe, have been forced to cancel all of the shows on their debut headline tour of the UK & Ireland due to vocalist/ guitarist Michael Poulsen having to remain under strict medical supervision.
The band had already pulled the first five dates of the tour in the hope that a few days of uninterrupted rest would enable Poulsen to return
to full fitness; sadly; this hasn’t proved to be the case…
Volbeat, affiliated to the Spinefarm label in the UK, deeply regret the cancellation of the 13 shows; fans will, of course, be able to reclaim their money from point of purchase.
The following official statement has just been issued:-
“As you may or may not be aware, Volbeat had to cancel the first five shows of their UK tour…
“After the completion of the mainland European shows, Michael was suffering from exhaustion and has had to undergo various tests at hospital.
”We were anticipating the tour going ahead from Dec 1st; however, it has now become apparent that this is not going to be viable, and we are going to have to cancel all the UK dates forthwith. We are hoping to be able to reschedule these, but have no fixed dates at this time to be able to do so, hence this being a cancellation rather than keeping all tickets valid.
“Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience, and we will of course let you know as soon as we have further news.”