Last month, Hypocrisy announced North American tour dates planned for May. Unfortunately, the band has been forced to cancel their appearance "due to reasons beyond their control". The tour will continue as planned only without Hypocrisy and Aborted.

The band released this statement regarding the matter: "Hypocrisy have been forced to sit out the upcoming North American tour this May due to reasons beyond their control. The band members had received their visa approvals and everything was going as scheduled, until the embassy let them know that the earliest they could pick up their visas, get them stamped and so on, wasn't until late June at the earliest. A regular procedure that would normally take just a few days to sort, takes much longer at the moment due to that current workload Homeland Security is experiencing."

"As we were getting ready to go get our visas stamped and ready for the tour we were informed that the earliest we could go initially was sometime in July," explains guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren. "We then immediately continued to call them, got the label to help with some letters, and put our lawyer to work etc. The best that got us was an appointment in late June. This is a HUGE blow to us, to our fans and everyone who has supported Hypocrisy in North America. Sometimes there are battles you can't win, and this is one of them. We will be back, I can promise that!"

The trek was also initially set to feature Brazilians Krisiun, Belgian gore-grinders Aborted, and technical melodic death masters Arsis, as well as Autumn's End and Starkill on select shows. The tour will continue as previously scheduled at this time minus Hypocrisy and Aborted.

Arsis released this message: "While Hypocrisy is forced to sit out the upcoming North American tour... as they say, the show must go on! Arsis and rest of bands will continue with tour. We hope to see you there."

Krisiun, Arsis:
5/01/13 - TheGramercy - New York, NY *
5/02/13 - Palace - Stafford, CT *
5/03/13 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC *
5/04/13 - WreckRoom - Toronto, ON *
5/05/13 - TheFoundry - Cleveland, OH *
5/06/13 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL *
5/07/13 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN *
5/08/13 - TheZoo - Winnipeg, MB *
5/09/13 - TheExchange - Regina, SK *
5/10/13 - PawnShop - Edmonton, AB *
5/11/13 - Republik - Calgary, AB *
5/12/13 - Branding Iron Pub - Armstrong, BC (Arsis and Starkill only)
5/13/13 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC *
5/14/13 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA **
5/15/13 - Branx - Portland, OR
5/16/13 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA **
5/17/13 - TheVex - Los Angeles, CA **
5/18/13 - Joe's Grotto - Tempe, AZ **
5/20/13 - Trees - Dallas, TX **
5/21/13 - Korova - San Antonio, TX **

*with Starkill
**with Autumn's End

Arsis headlining solo shows:
5/22/13 - Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK
5/23/13 - TheRiot Room - Kansas City, MO
5/25/13 - Headliners Middle Room - Toledo, OH
5/26/13 - Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN
5/27/13 - Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY
5/28/13 - TheSmiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
5/29/13 - Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY
5/30/13 - TheMasquerade - Atlanta, GA
6/01/13 - Scion Rock Fest - Memphis, TN

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Posted: 27.04.2013 by BloodTears


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Thrashette - 27.04.2013 at 16:09  
This is really disappointing... I'm glad I still get to see Arsis though. And Krisiun shall be great as well
Edit because I just heard Starkill: Yea, this show is still SO worth it
Nattens - 27.04.2013 at 20:53  
Again? This is such bullshit! I'm still going to see the show in spite of all this. The US Embassy really needs to remove its collective head from its ass!
BlueMobius - 28.04.2013 at 00:25  
This is the 3rd or 4th time in recent memory that they have canceled a US tour.
LeChron James - 28.04.2013 at 03:39  
Minus Hypocrisy AND Aborted? DAAAYUM. The gov'ment be destroying tours all over the place.
crucifiedjesus - 29.04.2013 at 20:05  
Thats twice now ive bought a ticket to see Hypocrisy headline and they have had to cancel. Oh well at least I get Krisiun and Arsis
parallax - 06.05.2013 at 23:27  
Hopefully they come back soon. I wouldn't have been able to see them anyways since they weren't coming to MA so maybe the next tour they'll come around. They normally hit The Palladium in Worcester so it was weird to not see them booked there.

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