Black Veil Brides Postpone Remaining U.K. Tour Dates
It's hard to tour with a busted nose! Black Veil Brides have been forced to postpone the remainder of their U.K. tour dates after frontman Andy Biersack broke his nose. Call 'em the Black (and Blue) Veil Brides, based on the photo the singer tweeted after the accident happened.
Biersack sustained the injury on Oct. 26 while rocking out a little too hard (if there is such a thing!) in Luxembourg of all places. The combination of pain and the degree of difficulty with which Biersack attempted to perform proved to be too much. The singer needs around three weeks to recuperate and to heal, and to perform at full capacity, which the BVB Army expected.
The shows effected by the cancellation include the gig at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, which was slated to take place today (Oct. 30). The Brides also canceled a special Halloween show set for the Borderline in London tomorrow (Oct. 31), and their gig at the Bristol 02 Academy, set for Tuesday (Nov. 1). Their signing at the Oxford Street HMV store has also been axed. It's worth nothing that the Brides did indeed play a show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday night (Oct. 29), but the other shows won't be going on!
The band's statement about the cancellations read as follows:
"Black Veil Brides have announced that the remainder of the UK tour has had to be postponed due to Andy's injuries sustained while performing in Luxembourg on October 26," the statement reads. "The band performed last night at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London and despite making it through the show, Andy was in excruciating pain and had difficulty singing and breathing. As a result, he needed to see a doctor after the show. He has been advised not to perform for the next three weeks to allow himself time to rest, heal and fully recover. The band are working on rescheduling the remaining shows in Wolverhampton and Bristol and an announcement will be made about this [as soon as possible]. Black Veil Brides would like to thank the BVB army for all their support and understanding and the band will be back on the road with Avenged Sevenfold in late November in the U.S. once Andy is fully recovered. Thank you."
Best of luck to Andy in healing his honker and getting back on the road.