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Arch Enemy Issues Statement On Cancelled NYC Show

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Arch Enemy has issued the following statement regarding their cancelled show with Cradle of Filth at the Irving Plaza, New York on Dec. 14:

We're here at the Irving Plaza as you know, and we've just been given some devastating news. The show has been cancelled tonight, due to reasons entirely beyond our control. We have been told that Dani from Cradle of Filth has been taken ill and they cannot do the show tonight. When the promoter found out, he decided to pull the entire show, even though Arch Enemy was more than ready and to go ahead and just play the show anyway. We talked with our friends in Bleeding Through and Himsa and they thought the same as us - we all wanted to play.

We are totally, totally gutted about this. We cannot believe this decision from the promoter, but we've been told there is NOTHING we (or anybody else) can do about it. Worst of all, it's a sold out show, so we know how many people will be disappointed. The guys from Himsa even got on the phone to other promoters and venues in the area, to see if we could all go and play a three band show somewhere else, but with such short notice it just isn't happening.

I just don't know what else to say, we are all sitting here stunned right now. This has been one of our best ever US tours, and to end it like this, totally powerless, just SUCKS BEYOND BELIEF!! We are so on fire right now, the last week of shows have been amazing, this one was shaping up to be even better! Talk about a total let-down.

As you can imagine it's total chaos at the venue right now, I'm gonna get kicked off this machine soon - no doubt there'll be more on this subject from me soon but as you know we're flying to London in the morning for our big show (at least there's still that to look forward to)! Anyway, just wanted to say 'sorry' to all our fans in NYC who were coming along to see us; I'm sure you'll understand that there was nothing we could do here, but we will be back to see you next year...

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1. Debra writes:

I saw the Headbanger's Ball Tour on Dec 10th in Detroit ,and Cradle was really off that night. Danny and Sarah both were losing their voices. It was not a pretty sight seeing Danny glare at Sarah, and she was trying really hard to hit the notes ,but it just wasn't happening. So I kind of understand why they didn't want to play in front a sold out NY show. There were no stage props or anything like the last tour. It was very disappointing. All the other bands were really good and New York would have probably loved them even without COF.

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2. ac666 writes:

That's pretty gay. Why cancel the whole show because one band can't make it? The other guys have gotta eat too.

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Faeth writes:

I was supposed to go, and it sucked because I got there and ther was no friggin show!!! Completley upsetting, and word is it wasnt because Dani was sick...

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4. fallingdown writes:

I saw the show on Dec 11 in Cleveland. Our show wasn't pretty much exactly how Debra reports from Detroit. Sarah was not good. It took Dani about 3 songs to fight thru his fog but he got there eventually. Arch Enemy was great. Tough luck NYC.

# Dec 21, 2004 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Veta writes:

I too saw the Dec 11 show in Cleveland. I'll admit, I'm not a metalhead, never was, but I knew my brother would be interested in the show. When Cradle came out I was really close to the side of the stage and did not see Sara. I actually thought she wasn't there! This was my first COF show so I could not tell that Dani was having trouble. Despite being called a motherf***er and then ordered to do something, I actually had a good time.

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6. rain writes:

I saw the show on Nov. 4 in sayreville NJ and it was a-f*cking-mazing. Everything was perfect, and i was going to see the show in NYC, but it was cancelled, so that blew, but i am a friend of a friend of sarah's that said that after the end of november, she said her voice was shot.

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