Devil You Know just released their video for “It’s Over,” and have been promoting their upcoming European tour with Machine Head. But now, according to Bravewords.com, the band has been forced to cancel their first tour overseas.
“It is with much regret that we are forced to announce the cancellation of our upcoming U.K. and European dates supporting Machine Head due to business issues far beyond our control.
We want to personally extend our apologies to the Machine Head guys and their entire camp and thank them for offering us such a great opportunity.”
The band is “extremely agitated by this situation,” which is fair, given that the tour was set to start in about a week. It also doesn’t make it the first band to be agitated to suddenly not be touring with Machine Head.
The rest of the statement:
“To our fans, the last thing we want to do is let you down. We are devastated that we can’t perform for you all and be part of an amazing tour with one of our favorite bands. As musicians, the five of us have a job we love to do and we are ready to get onstage and do it, but unfortunately the cancellation of this tour is completely unavoidable despite every attempt by us to make it happen.
The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer. To put it mildly, we are extremely agitated by this situation and right now our hands are tied, but we are going to deal with it and forge on! We WILL tour Europe and the UK as soon as we possibly can and make it up to you all.
Sincerely, Howard, Francesco, John, Ryan, Roy.”
The band recently wrapped up a tour with Lacuna Coil.