The release date for Cannibal Corpse's next studio album, Violence Uniminaged, is less than a month away and it's already one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Unfortunately for fans, it will be a while before you get to see the band live again.
With vaccine distribution ramping up, states and venues are opening back up again (some faster than others), and some bands are beginning to book late summer and fall tours. Cannibal Corpse is not one of those acts.
Bassist Alex Webster tells Kazagastão says the band isn't planning on hitting the road until sometime in 2022.
“It could possible that bands are gonna be doing touring by the end of 2021. I think for us, we kind of just decided that 2021 is probably not going to work. Even if bands start touring in late 2021, there’s gonna be so many trying to at the exact same time. We’re hopeful that maybe in the first half of 2022, we could start to tour in support of this album.”
It makes all the sense in the world why the band is hesitant to test the touring waters just yet, and would rather play it safe for when it's easy to cover as much of the country as possible, and as safely as possible.