We were worried this was going to happen when Randy Blythe's bail was challenged yesterday and now the shoe has dropped officially, representatives from the camps of Lamb of God, Dethklok and Gojira have sent official word that due to the Lamb of God frontman's "continued incarceration" they have to cancel the tour. Here is the official statement from Lamb of God:
Due to the continued incarceration of Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band’s co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.
Lamb Of God wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no Lamb Of God.
Adult Swim also released an official statement:
In light of circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour has been canceled. Refunds will be available to customers who already purchased tickets through their point of purchase. We thank Dethklok fans for their continued support and look forward to releasing information about the band's upcoming third album and a planned fall tour in the coming weeks.
This is a real bummer, as this would've been Lamb of God's first national tour on their album Resolution, as well as Gojira's first US tour for their huge new release. This was probably the most intriguing package of the summer and now it's not happening.
Update: The band has also pulled out of their Heavy TO and Heavy MTL festival appearances, and will be replaced by In Flames, according to this tweet.
Here is all our previous Randy Blythe coverage.