AS I LAY DYING has released the following message to their fans in South Africa:
“To our South African Fans,
We regret that we will not be able to perform at next year’s RAMFest. This is a direct result of scheduling conflicts and should no way be misread as a lack of desire to play in your country. When we learned of our upcoming year’s incongruous timetable, we immediately sought to reschedule for later in 2013. Hopefully those wheels in motion will bring us to you soon.
On a side note, we couldn’t help but notice how livid some of you are. I mean we’re talking some serious RAGE. This consequently does two different things for us:
1) Kinda bums us out because it wasn’t a decision we personally made because we didn’t want play for you guys.
2) It actually makes us look forward to returning, as it seems you guys are extremely passionate people. Our hope is that those currently with the most extreme amount of anger give themselves some time to cool off, then come to one of our rescheduled shows to take it out in the pit. Nothing like blowing off some steam in a mosh-friendly atmosphere.
Anyway the point is that we’re sorry to disappoint you guys, but we will return soon enough.”
As I Lay Dying finished up the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour alongside SUICIDE SILENCE, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and ATTILA supporting ASKING ALEXANDRIA on December 16th.
The band’s video for the track ‘A Greater Foundation’ can be seen HERE.