According to Metal Hammer, ARCH ENEMY have reluctantly taken the decision to reschedule their September U.K. shows until December due to the loss of the advertised and proposed support bands.
DARK TRANQUILLITY recently pulled out of the tour, and despite all the efforts of band, label and management, it has not been possible to find two adequate international acts to replace them at such short notice.
In today's market it is essential to give fans a great package that offers value for money, much as the Swedish Apocalypse show did last Christmas. It is the band's intention to use the intervening time to put together a great lineup that will give the fans more metal for their money.
All September tickets are 100 percent valid for the rescheduled December dates. In London, The Forum show has now moved to The Astoria where all tickets will still be valid. The new dates are as follows:
Dec. 12 - Cardiff, Coal Exchange
Dec. 13 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, QMU
Dec. 15 - Manchester, Academy 2
Dec. 16 - London, Astoria
The band apologizes for any inconvenience caused, but nevertheless feels that rescheduling these dates is the lesser of two evils.