The Dillinger Escape Plan cancel European tour following bus accident

Over the weekend, news broke that the Dillinger Escape Plan had been involved in a serious bus accident while on tour in Europe. Following a couple of days of uncertainty, the band has confirmed that they will be cancelling the remainder of their European tour. On Monday (Feb. 13), the New Jersey-based band released a statement to Metal Injection about their decision to cancel the rest of the dates. As it turns out, the crash was a lot more serious. Not only were there several people injured in the crash, the band also lost all their equipment when the truck collided with the band’s trailer.

While the loss of their equipment and cancelled tour dates may seem like a major bummer, the silver-lining of the crash is that no one was fatally injured. A total of 13 people who were on the bus were rushed to the hospital and extensively checked out.

“Saturday, February 11th 2017, The Dillinger Escape Plan and crew were driving to their show in Krakow, Poland when their bus broke down and the driver had to pull over on the side of the road,” begins that statement from the band. “A truck smashed into the trailer, which held all the band’s gear, before hitting the bus. No one is in critical condition but the band and crew are still being assessed for the extent of their injuries at Szpital Wojewodzki im. Jana Pawla II (John Paul Regional Hospital) in Zamosc. The remaining dates in Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain and Belgium (running through March 5th) have been cancelled.”

Guitarist Benjamin Weinman chimed in revealing that all the band’s gear had been destroyed in the accident. “All the gear is destroyed and there are injuries – we are unable to continue this tour right now. The band and crew would like to thank the fans and press around the world for their concern and the Polish police and medical staff for their handling of the situation. We hope to get back to Europe soon.”

The cancelled tour dates were part of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final tour. Once their previously announced tour schedule came to an end, the band would as well. The group released their final album, Dissociation, back in October of 2016.

The list of cancelled dates can be seen below as well as the only tour dates that the band will be performing at as of now.


Feb. 14 Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
Feb. 15 Prague, Czech Republic – Rock Cafe
Feb. 16 Vienna, Austria – Szene Wien
Feb. 17 Budapest, Hungary – A38
Feb. 18 Zagreb, Croatia – Culture Factory
Feb. 20 Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
Feb. 21 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
Feb. 22 Torino, Italy – Hiroshima Mon Amour
Feb. 23 Bologna, Italy – Zona Roveri
Feb. 24 Feyzin, France – L’Epicerie Moderne
Feb. 25 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
Feb. 26 Madrid, Spain – Barcelo
Feb. 28 Ramonville-St-Agne, France – Le Bikini
March 01 Paris, France – Le Trabendo
March 02 Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
March 03 Weisbaden, Germany – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
March 04 Cologne, Germany – Gloria
March 05 Brussels, Belgium – AB Ballroom


April 30 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
May 06 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 21 Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
July 14 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival

Green Day reschedule cancelled tour stops

A week after having to cancel the first four stops of their upcoming new tour, Green Day has unveiled the official rescheduled dates. On Monday (Sept. 26), the California punks revealed the new dates for three of the four cancelled show. Instead of the tour kicking off with the band visiting Chicago, Detroit, and St. Louis, the tour will now conclude with those rescheduled stops.

Instead of playing Chicago’s the Aragon Ballroom last Wednesday, Sept. 21, the band will play Chicago on Oct. 23. The Detroit stop has been rescheduled from last Saturday, Sept. 24, to Oct. 24 while the North American trek will wrap up with the band’s performance St. Louis’ The Pageant on Oct. 26. As per the band’s statement last week, “tickets will be honored at the new dates.” Check out the newly rescheduled tour dates below.


09/26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
09/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/01 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
10/20 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (Rescheduled show)
10/24 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore (Rescheduled show)
10/26 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (Rescheduled show)

Last week, the band broke the news that the first four stops of the much-anticipated, intimate fall tour would be cancelled due to the band, and crew, becoming ill. “Green Day regretfully must postpone three of the first four dates of their upcoming tour and must cancel the Toronto appearance, all due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew,” the band’s statement read. As the post claimed, three of the four dates were rescheduled with the exception of the Toronto stop.

The tour, which will officially kick off tonight at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH, is in support of Green Day’s upcoming 12th studio album, Revolution Radio. Revolution Radio will officially hit stores on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records.

Green Day cancel upcoming shows due to illness

Green Day was set to begin an extensive tour schedule this week, but it looks like things aren’t going as planned. On Sunday (Sept. 18), two days before their intimate North American tour was set to kick off, the punk band announced that the first four stops have been cancelled. In a letter released to fans, they explain that the cancellation was “due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew.” Three of the four cancelled stops will reportedly be rescheduled while the remaining stop has been cancelled indefinitely.

The three dates that will be rescheduled include: St. Louis, MO (Sept. 20) at The Pageant; Chicago, IL (Sept. 21) at the Aragon Ballroom; and Detroit, MI (Sept. 24) at the Fillmore. The only show from those cancelled that will not be rescheduled will be the group’s appearance at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village on Sept. 23 in Toronto. Read the band’s full statement about the cancellation below.

“Green Day regretfully must postpone three of the first four dates of their upcoming tour and must cancel the Toronto appearance, all due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew. The postponed dates are: St. Louis, MO on 9/20, Chicago, IL on 9/21; and Detroit, MI on 9/24. The show in Toronto, ONT on 9/23, where they were due to appear at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village will be canceled. Schedule permitting, Green Day will make up all dates but Toronto, and tickets will be honored at the new dates.

‘We’re so sad to announce we have to postpone three shows and cancel Toronto,’ said the band. ‘Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us.’ Fans who would like to obtain a refund can do so from their original point of purchase. Stay tuned to for more info on the new tour dates.”

The cancelled shows were the first batch of tour stops for Green Day’s massive excursions in support of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio. Revolution Radio is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records. For more information and updates about the upcoming tour, keep an eye on Green Day’s social media accounts and website.

Walk the Moon cancel upcoming summer tour

Walk the Moon’s summer was supposed to be packed with a lengthy tour, but now, some unforeseen circumstances has cancelled the trek. On Friday (April 15), the band took to Facebook to announce that their summer “Work This Body” tour has been cancelled. While some fans might be heartbroken about the cancellation, the band’s reasoning is one that can be understood. In the Facebook statement, the band reveals that frontman Nick Petricca’s father has been suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s for sometime.

At the time of the “Work This Body” tour  announcement back in February, the issue was not as severe, but as time passed on, it was evident that Petricca needed to be home with his family. Instead of cancelling all their upcoming engagements, the band has confirmed that they will play their shows in May which includes West Palm Beach’s annual SunFest. As for their July and August shows, the group has revealed that tickets will be refunded. Walk the Moon’s complete statement about the cancellation can be read below.


We are deeply sorry to say that due to a serious illness in Nick’s family, we must cancel this summer’s Work This Body Tour. For many years now, Nick’s dad has been suffering from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, it’s reached a point where he needs to come home and focus on his family for a while. Out of respect for the immediate commitments we’ve made, we will play out the rest of our shoes in May- after that, we will be taking a break from the road. All tickets to our headline shows in July + August will be refunded. With a heavy heart we send our gratitude out to our team, out industry friends, and most importantly our fans for their understanding and support. Through this time, it continues to be our dream and our mission to take the darkness in our lives and mold it into light + color. The only way out is through. <+>



The “Work This Body” tour was supposed to be in support of their 2014 album, Talking is Hard. Last year, the group tour extensively behind the record as well.

AC/DC postpone final United States tour dates

AC/DC’s recently released album might be titled Rock or Bust, but it looks like the iconic band is currently bust. On Monday (March 7), it was announced that the final ten shows of the “Rock or Bust United States Tour” has been postponed. In a press release, it was revealed that frontman Brian Johnson is currently facing some major issues with his hearing; something unfortunate for a someone who makes a living off of music.

According to the release, Johnson “has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.” The silver-lining on the unfortunate situation comes in the form of the shows being postponed, not cancelled. The shows which include New York’s Madison Square Gardens, Atlanta’s Phillips Arena, and our very own BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL, will be made up later this year, but with most likely a guest vocalist. More information about the rescheduled shows will come at a later date. Those who have tickets to the cancelled show can either hold on to the tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at the point or purchase.

The complete list of cancelled tour stops can be seen below.


3/8 — Atlanta, Ga. — Phillips Arena
3/11 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
3/14 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
3/17 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
3/20 — Detroit, Mich. — The Palace
3/23 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
3/26 — Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
3/29 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
4/1 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
4/4 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Gardens

“The Rock or Bust United States Tour” dates were in support of the iconic band’s recently released record, Rock or Bust.

Black Veil Brides Cancel Upcoming Show

Black Veil Brides have had to do something that no band likes to do; they’ve had to cancel an upcoming tour stop. The band made the announcement on Monday (Oct. 19) in which they reveal the reason behind the cancellation. Turns out, it’s a little more serious than anyone could have anticipated. The cancellation of the Ventura (Oct. 22) stop of their tour is to allow drummer C.C. Coma (real name Christian Mora) time to let his injured hand get some much-needed rest.

According to the band’s post on Facebook, Coma has been playing shows with a torn ligament in his hand and with the group’s non-stop 2015 touring schedule, the hand has not had time to properly heal or at least get some time off. The band also writes that a doctor had advised them to give Coma a couple of days off, so it can kind of heal. If things go as planned, they will be able to resume the tour for the Santa Ana and Sacramento shows.

Read the band’s complete statement below.

“We are sorry to announce that due to an unforeseen injury we will not be able to perform in Ventura. Our drummer, CC, has been fighting through a torn ligament in his hand which has been made worse by the current tour and travel schedule. We will be returning to Los Angeles for him to see a specialist to heal his hand to the best of his abilities. It has been suggested by the doctor that we give him a few days off before he returns to the stage in Santa Ana. We intend on playing both the Orange County and Sacramento shows to finish off the run, if his injury permits. Again we apologize for the inconvenience and will make up the show at a later date, however at this point we just cannot take the risk of him exasperating an injury that could render him unable to play in the future. Please send your positive thoughts and good vibes his way as he deals with this pain.

– Black Veil Brides”

Like the post states, Black Veil Brides have spent the majority of 2015 on the road in support of their self-titled fourth album which came out in 2014. Here’s to a speedy recovery, C.C.

Second Leg of Bleachers/Charli XCX Tour Cancelled

Guess Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX won’t be “doing America” after all. In a surprising reveal, the duo who had previously tour the United States this past summer, have announced that the second leg of the tour would no longer be happening. In separate statements, the Bleachers frontman and the “Doin’ It” singer revealed that the tour had been cancelled.

Antonoff was the first to go onto Facebook to the break the news. He unveiled that as they were heading off to begin the second leg, he received a call from Charli XCX’s camp, which told him she couldn’t continue with the tour. He writes that she’s “a close friend” and “respects her as an artist,” so he respects her decision to leave the tour. He follow it up by revealing that he, and his team, had attempted to rework the show, but it was not working out. But with all the bad news, Antonoff did give fans a silver-lining; the cancellation meant that he and the rest of the guys of Bleachers would be able to return to the studio quicker.

Guess there really is always a silver-lining? Check out Antonoff’s Facebook post.

hi guys! as you might have JUST found out – unfortunately the second leg of “jack and charli do america” has been…

Posted by Bleachers on Friday, 21 August 2015

Almost immediately after Antonoff took to Facebook to post his lengthy explanation about the cancellation, Charli XCX took to her own Facebook page to post her own statement about the cancelled tour. In her statement, she explains that due to the “personal reason” (she needed to be creative), she decided to bow out of the co-headlining tour. She explains to her Facebook followers that she didn’t want to be “going through the motions” during a show and needed to “feel alive and like I [she] want to be there.” Her complete Facebook post can be seen below.

Dear angels, friends and fans. I have some bad news. Regrettably I will not be continuing my spot on the “Charli and…

Posted by Charli XCX on Friday, 21 August 2015

While the complete tour is now cancelled, both will join up once again on Sept. 19 for Antonoff’s Shadow Of The City Festival in New Jersey.

Brandon Flowers Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Those waiting eagerly for Brandon Flowers to descend on their town as part of his solo summer tour were given saddening news yesterday evening (Aug. 12); the remaining days of the tour had been cancelled.

All six remaining tour stops including tonight’s show at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC as well as shows in Raleigh; Norfolk, VA; Atlanta; Orlando; and our own hometown of Miami have been cancelled. At the time of the announcement, there was no further information given as to why the cancellation had occurred. At the time of this being written, there still was no comment on the matter.

For those who had purchased tickets for those shows, refunds are currently available at the point of purchase. As if the sting of the cancellation wasn’t bad enough, according to The Killers News blog (a fan site dedicated to all things The Killers), none of the cancelled show will be rescheduled.

After the last date of the summer tour, Flowers was supposed to take a couple off weeks off before beginning the tour cycle again on Sept. 2 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA. There is currently no word as to whether that show, and the ones that follow, will go on as schedule or if they will meet the same fate as the summer tour dates.

The complete post about the cancellation from The Killers News blog can be read here.

The now cancelled tour was in support of Flowers’ sophomore solo album, The Desired Effect which was released back in May.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Calls it a Day


Is it truly all over for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival?

According to co-founder John Reese, 2015 was indeed the last year for the metal-centric festival.

Taking to Facebook following the final show of the tour which took place last night  (Aug. 2) in Dallas, Reese wrote a long letter in which he revealed that this year’s Mayhem Fest would be the last.

After eight years of blood, sweat, tears, and poor ticket sales, the co-founder’s letter thanked everyone who had been a part of the tour that was created to be the alternative to Ozzfest. Though it does seem like the tour is now over, for good, Reese does leave a little bit of silver lining with his closing of “with every end, there is a new beginning.”

Does this mean that he might have something up his sleeve for the future? Who knows, after all winter Warped, Taste of Chaos called it a day a few years ago and now it’s gong to be a one day festival in California.

Read Reese’s full letter below.

“Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2015 comes to an end. After spending 8 calendar years of passion and one full year of my life on the road with the festival, tonight is a very emotional night. All I know is we have all tried our damned hardest to make Mayhem a home for artists, a platform for bands to increase their fan base and a place where people feel welcomed.

There are so many people to thank but most of all I want to thank my family who complete me and I owe everything to. I love you with every fiber of my being Elenie Hovartos Reese Kelsey Reese Kylie Reese and Nicolette Reese.

A very very special thank you goes to Jason May Nick Allen Chelsea Coffey and Mike Kelso without you it never would of happened.

The Mayhem lifers Ray Picard Keri Lee Joey Perez Andy Lee Benjamin Layden Mike Terrazas Strati Hovartos and Perry Johnson.

Thank you to every single band who have performed and the amazing mayhem crew people who have ever been out with us thank you thank you thank you.

To Perry LaVoisne You are my brother and I cherish our friendship and the fact that we have fought together so many fucking times.

KL and DE ….blood sweat and tears.


From Autumn to Ashes Singer Allegedly Sentenced in Michigan


Last week, From Autumn to Ashes announced they had to abruptly drop off of their own reunion tour due to a “personal emergency.” The band, at the time, did not further elaborate what the personal emergency was, but did ask for those who had tickets to still attend the shows and support their tour fellow mates (Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction AD).

Apparently, the personal emergency was something a little more serious than anyone at the time could have imagined.

According to Lambgoat, singer Francis Mark was allegedly sentenced in Michigan for maintaining a drug house. While Mark was not arrested or sent to prison, he was placed on probation which has resulted in his freedom to travel being restricted; a bad thing if you are in a band that’s trying to tour.

At the current time, there has been no further elaboration on the story nor a confirmation from the band or their people, but over at Metal Injection, the writer of the article did do a search on what exactly “maintaining a drug house” means.

Funny enough, the result that populated was from a lawyer in Michigan. According to the lawyer it means:

“In the state of Michigan, maintaining a drug house is illegal. An individual, who is suspected of drug activity such as maintaining a location where illegal drugs or controlled substances are kept, sold, or used by others such as a home, building, store, or other structure, or even a vehicle, may be arrested for maintaining a drug house. Even if an individual is not actually charged with this offense, he or she may still face a civil fine of up to $25,000 if penalized by the state.”

So pretty much, there is an endless list of possibilities as to how Mark was involved, if he was involved at all.