BOSTON (CelebrityAccess) — Heavy metal band Godsmack announced the postponement of their upcoming European tour following the unexpected death of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola.
A statement from bandmate Sully Erna said: “With my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure.
“Tony and Sue’s son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of Godsmack through his Dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply.
“As we await more information on how this happened, we humbly ask that you respect Tony and his family’s privacy as they take time to process this and heal.
“We appreciate all of your patience, prayers and support in this very trying time. And I promise you, we ARE coming back bigger and stronger in the beginning of 2019, and we WILL honor all of these tour dates in Europe and across this globe. So be ready!”
The tour was set to kick off at the end of the month with a performance at Fryshuset in Stockholm on Oct. 29th with additional dates across Europe and the UK scheduled through November.
These dates will now take place in early 2019, with details about a new itinerary to be announced.
The band’s final performance before their unplanned hiatus took place at the Aftershock Festival in California on Oct. 13th.
The band’s European dates were as follows:
Mon/Oct-29 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
Tue/Oct-30 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller
Thu/Nov-01 Copenhagen, Denmark The Grey Hall
Fri/Nov-02 Hamburg, Germany Docks
Sun/Nov-04 Birmingham, UK Institute
Mon/Nov-05 Manchester, UK Ritz
Wed/Nov-07 London, UK Forum
Thu/Nov-08 Antwerp, Belgium Trix
Sat/Nov-10 Amsterdam, Holland Melweg
Sun/Nov-11 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
Mon/Nov-12 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
Wed/Nov-14 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Fri/Nov-16 Barcelona, Spain Razzmattazz 2
Sun/Nov-18 Milan, Italy Magazzini, Generalli
Mon/Nov-19 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
Tue/Nov-20 Vienna, Austria Arena Wien
Thu/Nov-22 Warsaw, Poland Progresja
Sat/Nov-24 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra Music Club
Mon/Nov-26 Bucharest, Romania Arenele Romane
Tue/Nov-27 Sofia, Bulgaria Arena Armeec Sofia