Hypocrisy Gets Visa Issues Worked Out, Plans To Return to the U.S. in 2010
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Legendary Swedish death metallers, HYPOCRISY, have issued the following statement:
“It seems Santa has come early this year for HYPOCRISY! As previously reported, we were forced to cancel our recently scheduled tour with ENSIFERUM due to problems with work visas. Today we received the good news that we are now all cleared to enter the country. We are currently planning to come back to the US sometime in early 2010! We will let everyone know very soon when the tour and line up is confirmed. Thanks to all our fans for supporting HYPOCRISY all these years!”
HYPOCRISY had enlisted the help of CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/frontman Alexi Laiho to temporarily fill the vacant 2nd guitarist spot on their tour alongside ENSIFERUM, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD and SWASHBUCKLE.
Previously HYPOCRISY had been in holding mode, fully expecting to join the tour that was already in progress at the time at a later date. In an earlier statement the band explained their situation:
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to stay home until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services process and authorize our working visas. This is the first time the band has faced a situation like this and it’s extremely frustrating, as well as depressing, since the last thing we want to do is disappoint our loyal fans who have waited years to see us live in the US. We filed for our visas with plenty of time, but as some probably don’t know, the US government has changed its rules when it comes to visas issued to artists so it’s become tougher. Even if we have already toured the US numerous times.”
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