Abysmal Dawn has dropped off their coming tour with Obscura, Vale of Pnath, and Interloper for "private reasons." Obscura said they respect Abysmal Dawn's choice and that the tour will continue as a three-band package.
"Abysmal Dawn are forced to pull out of our tour due to private reasons we honor and respect. We will travel with a three band package instead and cannot wait to hit the road next month to see all of our fans in the Unites States and Canada! The world looks bright again and there is nothing better than celebrating our brand new album A Valediction and a selected best-of set with all of you. Pick up your tickets and see you in a bit!"
Abysmal Dawn vocalist and guitarist Charles Elliott issued a separate statement on behalf of the band, saying the decision to drop off the tour wasn't an easy one.
"Abysmal Dawn regrets to announce that we will not be able to join our brothers in Obscura, Vale of Pnath, and Interloper across North America this February/March. In all my years of touring since 2006, I've never canceled a tour and I have always found a way to make it work against sometimes seemingly impossible odds.
"Please believe us when we say it wasn't an easy decision, and it's for reasons we'd like to keep private at the moment. Our sincerest apologies to the fans that were hoping to see us on this one, but it was not meant to be. We wish the other bands a successful tour, and we hope to see you and all your beautiful-smiling-healthy faces again in the near future."
The tour will run as follows.
2/3 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
2/4 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
2/5 Los Angeles, CA – 172
2/6 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
2/7 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
2/8 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
2/1 Oklahoma City, OK – Whisky Nights
2/11 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
2/12 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
2/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
2/14 New Orleans, LA – Santos
2/16 Orlando, FL – The Haven
2/17 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable
2/18 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
2/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
2/2 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
2/21 Knoxville, TN – Batley's Knoxville
2/22 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
2/23 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
2/24 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
2/25 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
2/26 Boston, MA – Sonia
2/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
2/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
3/1 Montreal, QC – Foufounes
3/2 Ottawa, ON – Maverick's
3/3 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
3/4 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
3/5 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
3/6 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
3/7 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
3/8 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
3/9 Chicago, IL – Reggie's
3/1 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray
3/11 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
3/12 Winnipeg, MB – Good will Social Club
3/14 Calgary, AB – Dickens
3/15 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
3/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
3/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/19 Portland, OR – Dante's
3/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalys