Last night (October 18), Dragonforce were set to take the stage at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Not only would it have marked the UK power metal group’s first show in the U.S. in over two years, but would’ve also been their U.S. live debut with new singer Mark Hudson. However, the band was forced to cancel the show at the last minute due to a virus Hudson contracted, leaving him too ill to perform.
In part of their press release announcing the cancelation, Dragonforce had the following to say:
“Hudson made the valiant effort to try and salvage the show, consulting with a doctor last night for the final time. He was told that there was no way he could possibly perform in his condition.
Dragonforce is incredibly frustrated to come all this way, only to be tripped at the last minute. The Dragonforce members extend apologies to all the L.A. fans they were looking forward to playing for, but the situation is completely and entirely out of their control.”
According to the press release, Dragonforce’s previously announced shows in Toronto (10/20) and New York (10/21) are still set to take place. Guess fans in L.A., though, will just have to wait to hear new Dragonforce material.