Boston Metalcore Legends Shadows Fall call it a day – and we will be there!
In the middle of last week, Grammy nominated metal heavyweights Shadows Fall announced that their recently commenced Hell On Earth Tour would be the band’s final full tour of Europe. The Hell On Earth tour is currently blazing it’s way across Europe as we speak where Shadows Fall are appearing as special guests to headliners Unearth. The full statement from the band about their future, originally posted on their Facebook page, is included below:
Massachusetts metal band Shadows Fall will embark on their final European tour in less than a week. The “Hell on Earth” tour will begin in Frankfurt, Germany on Aug. 29 and runs until Sept. 14. The tour also features Unearth, The Acacia Strain and War of Ages. The band has been touring non-stop for over a decade and has decided that it’s time to “take a hiatus” from future extensive touring. In addition to this upcoming European run, Shadows Fall are planning a final North American tour and will possibly visit a few other territories some time over the next year. We will post details once everything is locked in.
There are many factors that are behind this difficult decision that the band has been dealing with for some time now. In a nutshell it comes down to families, member availability, and finances. Further impacting our decision is the fact that we have two members with young children. Plain and simple, they want to be with their families to watch their kids grow. Touring full time in a band these days has never been more difficult financially. When you have to ensure the future comfort of your family, difficult decisions have to be made. Another reason is the fact that our lead guitarist (Jon Donais) is now in Anthrax, which makes it hard for us to do any extensive touring with our full lineup. Due to his obligations with Anthrax, he will not be able to join us on this European tour. Felipe Roa will once again fill Jon’s position and we are thankful to him for joining us on this run. Also returning for this tour is original bassist Paul Romanko who has sat out from touring for the last two years to raise his son.
This has been a real hard decision for all of us to make but we feel at this time this is the right thing to do. We don’t hate each other, we’re not bitter, we in fact still have a really great time together, but the ride has slowed down and it’s time for the next chapters in our lives, whatever that may be. We can’t thank the fans that have supported Shadows Fall since the beginning enough. Without you, none of this would have been possible. For the past decade and a half, we have been able to create the music we have always wanted to hear and share it with music fans everywhere. That being said, you still may see us at a festival or two over the next few years…if they ask, we will come! In the meantime please check out the dates for the last European go around and we will see you out there!
The Hell On Earth tour featuring headliners Unearth, special guests Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, War Of Ages and Pay No Respect makes the following UK stops THIS WEEK:
2nd September – Hobos – Bridgend, Wales
3rd September – Hairy Dog – Derby, England
4th September – Camden Town Underworld – London, England
Tickets for the tour are priced at £15-£20 plus fees and can be obtained fromwww.seetickets.com as well as the venues direct.
Massachusetts natives Shadows Fall are one of the pioneers of the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal movement of the early 00’s alongside their good friends in Killswitch Engage as well as Lamb of God and others. They have produced some of the finest modern metal albums of the last fifteen years and are one of the most consistent live bands on the planet today. Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of their final official tour of the UK.
Shadows Fall’s most recent album Fire From The Sky was released through Razor & Tie in May 2012.
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