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Hypocrisy To Sit Out North American Tour Dates Due To Visa Issues

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Hypocrisy has been forced to sit out the upcoming North American tour this May due to reasons beyond the band's control. Hypocrisy comments:

"The band members had received their visa approvals and everything was going as scheduled, until the embassy let them know that the earliest they could pick up their visas, get them stamped and so on, wasn't until late June at the earliest. A regular procedure that would normally take just a few days to sort, takes much longer at the moment due to that current workload Homeland Security is experiencing."

“As we were getting ready to go get our visas stamped and ready for the tour we were informed that the earliest we could go initially was sometime in July,” explains guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren. “We then immediately continued to call them, got the label to help with some letters, and put our lawyer to work etc. The best that got us was an appointment in late June. This is a HUGE blow to us, to our fans and everyone who has supported Hypocrisy in North America. Sometimes there are battles you can’t win, and this is one of them. We will be back, I can promise that!”

The trek was also initially set to feature Brazilian brothers in death Krisiun, Belgian gore-grinders Aborted, and technical-melodic-death-masters Arsis, as well as Autumn's End and Starkill on select shows. The tour will continue as previously scheduled at this time minus Hypocrisy and Aborted.

Arsis solo:
4/30/13 Café611 – Frederick, MD

Krisiun, Arsis:
5/01/13 TheGramercy – New York, NY *
5/02/13 Palace – Stafford, CT *
5/03/13 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC *
5/04/13 WreckRoom – Toronto, ON *
5/05/13 TheFoundry – Cleveland, OH *
5/06/13 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
5/07/13 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN *
5/08/13 TheZoo – Winnipeg, MB *
5/09/13 TheExchange – Regina, SK *
5/10/13 PawnShop – Edmonton, AB *
5/11/13 Republik – Calgary, AB *
5/12/13 Branding Iron Pub – Armstrong, BC (ARSIS and STARKILL only)
5/13/13 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC *
5/14/13 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA **
5/15/13 Branx – Portland, OR
5/16/13 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA **
5/17/13 TheVex – Los Angeles, CA **
5/18/13 Joe’s Grotto – Tempe, AZ **
5/20/13 Trees – Dallas, TX **
5/21/13 Korova – San Antonio, TX **

*with STARKILL
**with AUTUMN’S END

Arsis headlining solo shows:

5/22/13 Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK
5/23/13 TheRiot Room - Kansas City, MO
5/25/13 Headliners Middle Room - Toledo, OH
5/26/13 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN
5/27/13 Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY
5/28/13 TheSmiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
5/29/13 Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY
5/30/13 TheMasquerade - Atlanta, GA
6/01/13 Scion Rock Fest – Memphis, TN

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1. zarathustra_999 writes:

This is a good and bad thing at the same time. Maybe they could get a venue in Baltimore instead of Frederick, Md. next time.

# Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Overlord writes:

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It's a "good thing" they dropped out of a 30 show tour across North America because they didn't get a good enough venue for your city... self-centered much? Doing tours such as this one is how bands end up in the better venues, by getting bigger and justifying the cost of a more expensive, superior location.

I am sure I will not be the only one who decides to not go to this tour now, it's a good thing i hadn't bought my ticket yet. I was going to go for Hypocrisy, Aborted, and Arsis, (Krisiun is a great band but I have seen them three times already) but with only one band left that I am seriously interested in seeing there is really no point in me wasting my time.

So no, this is in no way a "good thing."

# Apr 28, 2013 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Overlord writes:

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It's a "good thing" they dropped out of a 30 show tour across North America because they didn't get a good enough venue for your city... self-centered much? Doing tours such as this one is how bands end up in the better venues, by getting bigger and justifying the cost of a more expensive, superior location.

I am sure I will not be the only one who decides to not go to this tour now, it's a good thing i hadn't bought my ticket yet. I was going to go for Hypocrisy, Aborted, and Arsis, (Krisiun is a great band but I have seen them three times already) but with only one band left that I am seriously interested in seeing there is really no point in me wasting my time.

So no, this is in no way a "good thing."

# Apr 28, 2013 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

Ths happened to Hypocrisy on their last headline US headline tour also. Happens to European bands far too frequently it seems. You would think paperwork would be in order prior to booking a tour, but oh well.

# Apr 28, 2013 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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