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Terror Cancels Czech Republic Show In Support Of Randy Blythe

Posted by on August 1, 2012

While Randy Blythe is still being held in the Czech Republic on the account of manslaughter, the support for the Lamb Of God frontman keeps growing. Today, it’s Terror standing up for Blythe, canceling their upcoming show in the Czech Republic as a reaction to the way the vocalist is being treated. Terror’s Scott Vogel didn’t seem to care all too much about supporting other bands even in the recent past, but the just released press statement tells a different story entirely:

“Terror is going to cancel their show in the Czech Republic this month. We feel obligated to stand up for Randy Blythe. This situation seems to be taken too lightly. Randy comes from punk and hardcore roots, just like Terror. He still supports underground music and has always supported Terror — even singing on stage alongside us when we play Richmond. This hits really close to home for us having members of the band and our crew from the hometown of Lamb Of God.

We love our Czech fans very much and have amazing shows there, but we need to ‘stick tight’ to our friend Randy, which is why we have chosen to cancel the show. As a band that could easily be in this same position at any given show, we don’t think we can play there and act like this is OK – it isn’t.

This is bigger than a hashtag or a clever t-shirt– we as a community need to take action and speak up. Free Randy Blythe.”

Cancelling a show might indeed send a stronger sign than just tweets. Also, the online petition, which has the chance to bring this case to the POTUS, has reached its goal of 25,000 signatures days before its official deadline. It is great that people, artists and us normal folks alike keep trying to come up with new ways to eventually get Blythe back home. Keep your fingers crossed that something positive will be happening some time soon.

If you are planning on spending your summer in Europe or if you want to catch a show in the U.S., check out the complete set of tour dates, minus one show in the Czech Republic, after the jump.

8/1 @ Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/2 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/3 @ The Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/4 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/5 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/6 @ The Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/7 @ Upstairs @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/8 @ Bogies – Albany, NY *with BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT*

8/9 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *This is Hardcore Festival*

8/11 @ Endless Summer Open Air – Torgau, Germany

8/12 @ Ieper Fest – Ieper, Belgium

8/13 @ Katakombe – Aschaffenburg, Germany

8/14 @ Bastard Club – Asperg, Germany

8/15 @ Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany

8/16 @ Ehrlich und Laut Festival – Alsfeld, Germany

8/17 @ Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, Germany

8/18 @ Punk Rock Holidays – Tolmin, Slovenia

8/19 @ Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary

8/21 @ Punk & Radio Luxembourg – Warsaw, Poland

8/22 @ Ucho – Gdynia, Poland

8/23 @ Musikzentrum – Hannover, Germany

8/24 @ NOAF – Wörrstadt, Germany

8/25 @ Essigfabrik – Köln, Germany

8/26 @ Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands

8/27 @ Stadtpalast – Rostock, Germany

8/28 @ Logo – Hamburg, Germany

8/29 @ Beta – Copenhagen, Denmark

8/30 @ Fängelset – Gothenburg, Sweden

8/31 @ Kulturhuset – Stockholm, Sweden

9/1 @ Spraypaint The Walls Festival – Herning, Denmark

10/17 @ Fibber Magee’s – Dublin, Ireland

10/18 @ Underworld – London, United Kingdom

10/19 @ Kasbah – Coventry, United Kingdom

10/20 @ Waterfront – Norwich, United Kingdom

10/21 @ Rescue Rooms -Nottingham, United Kingdom

10/22 @ The Well – Leeds, United Kingdom

10/23 @ Ivory Blacks – Glasgow, United Kingdom

10/24 @ Central Station – Wrexham, United Kingdom

10/25 @ Moho Live – Manchester, United Kingdom

10/26 @ CF10 – Cardiff, United Kingdom

10/27 @ Fleece – Bristol, United Kingdom

10/28 @ White Rabbit – Plymouth, United Kingdom

10/29 @ Joiners – Southampton, United Kingdom

10/30 @ The George – Andover, United Kingdom

10/31 @ The Forum – Kent, United Kingdom

11/1 @ De Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands

11/2 @ Woodys–Schleiz, Germany

11/08 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

11/09 @ Che Café – La Jolla, CA

11/10 @ The Cobalt Café – Canoga Park, CA

11/11 @ La Hacienda – Soledad, CA

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