RICHMOND, VA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — GWAR has cancelled their 2012 European tour dates citing poor ticket sales and pulled promoters.
This news comes on the heels of the death of bandmate bassist Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot, who was found dead in the band's tour bus in November with a cause of death cited as coronary artery thrombosis.
According to their website, the cancellation is due to poor tickets sales.
GWAR spokesman Dave Brockie commented on the tour’s cancellation on the band's site:
“Several of the promoters were alarmed by the low ticket sales, and they decided to start pulling the plug on shows. It got to the point where we had lost so many shows that we simply could not afford to do the tour.”
“We are super disappointed that this happened, and we apologize to all of our European fans for cancelling the tour. We did everything we could possibly do to save it, but it just didn’t work out. The tickets are fully refundable so make sure you get your money back!”
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon