Black Veil Brides Cancel Remainder of European Tour Due to Illness
Black Veil Brides have kept up a pretty hectic tour schedule since releasing the 'Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones' album earlier this year, and it appears to have caught up with them. The band's European trek has been marked by several cancellations and now the group reports that the remainder of their run has been called off due to illness.
Dating back to April 10, the band revealed that they were rescheduling five stops on 'The Wild Ones' tour, with plans to return to the road April 16 in Munich. At the time, the band cited "unforeseen circumstances" for the shifting tour schedule and they apologized for the inconvenience. Not long after, frontman Andy Biersack penned an open letter sharing their thoughts on having to reschedule or cancel shows and revealed a bit more about what was behind the schedule change.
His posting stated, "I know canceling or rescheduling shows is a huge let down to a lot of you guys who have made plans to go but I hope you can understand that it's sometimes impossible for us to get on stage and bring you our best show when we are sick or trying to recover for weeks on end. It's never our intention to upset you guys it's just sometimes our bodies get run down after months of being on the road and a chance to have rest and medicine is the only way to fix it so we can come back and bring you a true BVB show."
He added, "It's really disheartening to see when some people say we have somehow 'changed' because of this or whatever because I promise you that's not the case. Touring just takes a huge toll on your body and mind and sometimes no matter how hard you try to fight it your body just succumbs to fever and illness etc. I just wanted to take a second to address this with you guys because you're all like my family and I thought you should hear it from me. I will give you everything I can at all times. I swear."
However, the illness continued and the group has stated in their latest posting:
We are sorry to have to say that due to illness we have been forced to cancel the remaining 8 shows of the European tour and reschedule them to a later date. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and we promise to do all that we can to make it up to you. Please try to understand this does not come easy for us. We love the proud BVB Army and will always do our best to not let you down. Again we WILL make these dates up to you soon.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES
Though shows have yet to be rescheduled, a hint as to when the band might return could be tied to their recently announced U.K. run. The band has announced a handful of shows taking place in December and the group could attempt to build some of the rescheduled shows around those performances.