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Untimely Demise Denied Entry To The United States, Cancels Tour Dates

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Canadian thrash trio Untimely Demise was denied access to the United States earlier this week, only several dates into the band's three-week tour of the western half of North America. The group's publicist issued the following press release:

"Having successfully blazed their way through the first five performances in Canada on their way south, Untimely Demise proceeded to the border checkpoint into Washington, and due to a logistical paperwork error involving one member, after multiple attempts, the band was not allowed entry into the country.

"Frustrated, they turned around and headed home, posting a statement on their Facebook last night explaining the situation in detail and apologizing to their American fans and friends they'd planned on raging with over the next few weeks. Get the full scoop on this unfortunate situation here, and stay tuned for future U.S. live actions once this is all cleared up.

"In the meantime, the band still have some badass regional gigs confirmed in Saskatchewan and Alberta in May, and will have more to broadcast in the weeks ahead."

The upcoming Untimely Demise tour dates are as follows:

5/04/2012 Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK w/ Mares Of Thrace
5/12/2012 The Distillery - Calgary, AB w/ Massacre @ Chuck Schuldiner memorial birthday bash
5/14/2012 The Pawn Shop - Calgary, AB w/ Massacre

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silvermountains's avatar

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1. silvermountains writes:

what the fvck usa

# Apr 11, 2012 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Netromancer writes:

If you are going to be crossing national borders, know your sh**. Keep your infomation current and find out exactly what you need to pass through before you head there. It also works both ways so it's not just "what the fvuck, usa". Border patrols don't have a sense of humor about this and they won't let you through "just because". The information is public and easy to find. 20 yrs ago it was easy to travel across borders, we all know these days it isn't.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. btbamfav20 writes:

Well Netromancer, when u have to have half your life documented to cross from canada-usa, its a bit rediculous... I know going from the usa-canada there is almost no checking going on, because we just drove over the boarder with a lady checking our passports and saying have a good day... they didnt check inside out vehicle, didnt check backpack contents, nothing.
Bison B.C., Protest The Hero, The Agonist, they have all had issues going into the states, yet u never hear of bands getting denied at the boarder when entering canada.

NP: My g/f's sh**ty music :(

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Netromancer writes:

Even more reason to stay on top of what you need. Especially with priors. Does it suck? Yes. No disrespect to the band, but we all know why crossing the border into the US is as tough as it is.

# Apr 12, 2012 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. OverkillExposure writes:

btbamfav20, if we're going on personal anecdotes here, I live about 45 minutes from the border and cross it all the time. On average, the border patrol experience is roughly the same both ways, meaning I rarely have trouble or even a slight holdup. Then again, it's usually just me and perhaps a friend, without any of the red tape that comes with touring (working) in a foreign country.

As for touring bands never getting denied at the Canadian border, that's just false. Band trouble at the border, like with individual crossings, seems to be split fairly evenly both ways. I can personally recall several holdups or denials that delayed a band from playing in Canada or barred them outright. Bureaucracy is bureaucracy, and it exists on both sides of the line.

# Apr 13, 2012 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Overlord writes:

"20 yrs ago it was easy to travel across borders, we all know these days it isn't."

That's what happens when your country goes out and makes as many enemies as the United States has, the security tightens up.

So, again, what the fvck usa?

# Apr 13, 2012 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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