Abbath has been touring in support of his latest effort Outstrider. The former Immortal frontman and his band released the sophomore record this past July via Season of Mist. While Abbath recently wrapped up the North American trek, he went straight to South America, and last night (13th), things didn’t go so well. The band has announced the remainder of their South American tour has been cancelled due to health issues that need treatment.
Read the full statement below:
“It is with heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of the remainder of the Abbath South American Outstrider tour. Due to health issues that need to be treated, we are unable to complete the last shows in Argentina and Brazil. We deeply apologize to all of our fans that wanted to come and see us, to the local promoters, and to Matrix Entertainment who has worked tirelessly in order to make this tour happen. We hope we can make it up to all you some day. We are very sorry.
Last night, Abbath cut their Buenos Aires show short after two songs. According to a few reports, Abbath was too drunk to perform as Setlist.FM described:
“Abbath left the stage after trying to play Tyrants, break two guitars and jump twice into the audience. He was completely wasted. Lead guitarist ‘Raud’ never took the stage.”
Argentinian fans were left angry and disappointed with the lack of a show. El Culto reports, the performance was delayed by two hours forcing support acts Descarnado and Medium to perform very brief sets. When Abbath took the stage, fans noticed the frontman appeared inebriated. Additionally, Abbath walked on stage with bassist Mia Wallace and drummer Ukri “Uge” Suvilehto as guitarist Ole André Farstad was nowhere to be seen. Rumors had spread that Abbath and Farstad got into an argument before the show.
Regardless of what happened, we hope Abbath gets the treatment he needs and wish him the best.
Mighty Raven Drunk 🤦♂️ https://t.co/wG9DGjBXtz
— kolito (@kolitoRB) November 14, 2019
Abbath is currently scheduled to headline next year’s Decibel Magazine Tour. Check out the tour dates here.