Less than 24 hours after revealing the identity of their new singer, Asking Alexandria have already had to cancel two upcoming tour dates.
The band announced this morning new vocalist, Denis Shaforostov was not granted his visa because the “US government took far longer than anyone could have predicted” resulting in them having to cancel their performances at both Manchester Academy on Sunday (May 31) and the London Underworld on Monday (June 1).
Taking to the web, guitarist Ben Bruce unveiled the saddening, and most likely infuriating news, but did let the fans know that the other guys (sans Shaforostov) will be at the venue for both shows to “hang out.”
“It is with a heavy heart and a great deal of frustration that I must regrettably inform you that our two UK shows have been cancelled due to visa problems.
We have spent the last few days doing everything we possibly can to make sure that these shows wouldn’t be cancelled but at the end of the day the US government took far longer than anyone could have predicted giving Denis his visa which has left us no time to finish his visa process to enter the UK.
You have no idea how much we were all looking forward to these shows and I promise you we will make it up to you. Myself, James, Cam and Sam will still be flying to the UK and will be at the venues on the day of each show to hang out with you guys.”