Visa Issues Forces Gama Bomb Off U.S. Tour With Artillery
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb announced that the band is forced to drop off the planned tour of North America from August to September 2013 with Artillery, Bonded By Blood and Fueled By Fire. The reason: delays in securing visas.
"We’re really gutted to have to make this call, but we’ve found ourselves caught in a massive web of red tape and time’s run out to make the tour possible in the way we want it to be," said singer Philly Byrne.
"We’ve been faced with barriers and delays all for months now, and we held off on making this call, but ultimately we’re dealing with big organs of state where there’s no one person you can ring up and make it happen."
"Even worse than all the behind-the-scenes crap that’s gone on, letting our fans down is the hardest thing to stomach. If you bought a ticket for one of these cancelled shows, we’re coming back soon to make it up to you. We’re already working on making it happen."
Bassist Joe McGuigan commented: "We’ve done our best to make this tour happen but unfortunately this whole process is out of our hands. We want to apologize to our friends in Artillery, our brothers in Bonded By Blood, and most of all to all the US thrashers out there."
The tour is set to commence in San Diego on August 21st.
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