Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY have announced the cancellation of their upcoming shows in Australia.
Band leader Peter Tägtgren comments: “Hey to all our Australian fans, It’s with sad, angry and pissed mind that I’m trying to find words to write this…
Oceanic Sharks Booking Agency Sydney – Australia hasn’t yet provided us with flights or working visa for this tour and we’re forced to leave next Monday, January 14th. We have asked time after time after time, and even put up a deadline to deliver that, but he has failed to do so for 3 months now. It’s so close that it’s all too late now. We can’t even get into the country even if we had flight tickets, cause he didn’t fix working visa for us yet.
I can only hope you get your money back for the tickets you bought, and that a real booker from Australia will invite us soon so we can finally go to your country. Not really a good start of a new year… Hope to see you soon!”
Hypocrisy have been working hard on their upcoming new studio album, scheduled for a late March release via Nuclear Blast Records. The new beast will be entitled End Of Disclosure.
Upcoming Hypocrisy live dates include:
23 – Club Alive – Osaka, Japan
24 – Club Holiday – Nagoya, Japan
25 – Shibuya Cyclone – Tokyo, Japan
22 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
28 – Essen, Germany – Turock
29 – Namur, Belgium – Cinex
1 – Paris, France – Trabendo
3 – Geneve, Switzerland – L’Usine
4 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus
6 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
7 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
8 – Berlin, Germany – K17
11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
12 – Dettelbach, Germany – Metal Franconia Festival
13 – München, Germany – Backstage
14 – Wien, Austria – Szene
Hypocrisy are among the acts confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2013, taking place June 5th – 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
Confirmed acts now include: ACCEPT, AMARANTHE, AMON AMARTH, AUDREY HORNE, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BULLET, CANDLEMASS, CIVIL WAR, CRAZY LIXX, DEMON, DORO, JON ENGLISH, FIREWIND, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, HUNTRESS, HYPOCRISY, IHSAHN, KISS, KREATOR, KROKUS, MORGANA LEFAY, LENINGRAD COWBOYS, LEPROUS, MANILLA ROAD, MARTIN PRAHL’S SKELTER WHEEL, NAGLFAR, NINE BELOW ZERO, PARADISE LOST, RAUBTIER, RUSH, SATAN, SAXON, THE SCAMS, SISTER SIN, SONATA ARCTICA, STATUS QUO, TANKARD, THRESHOLD, UFO, VADER, WITCHCRAFT.
Sweden Rock Festival is a four-day festival with a total of 80 bands performing on five outdoor stages. More info can be found at Swedenrock.com.