Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have confirmed that they have dropped off the U.S. tour with MACHINE HEAD. According to a posting on the group's web site, "a statement from the band will be available in a few days."
As previously reported, the Swedish quintet were originally slated to start the tour with MACHINE HEAD on April 28 in Philadelphia but ended up postponing the kick-off date by a couple of days, citing "problems in obtaining a replacement U.S. visa" in Germany for singer Angela Gossow — an excuse that sources close to MACHINE HEAD say was "a complete lie."
Although ARCH ENEMY made it to the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival in time for their performance on Friday, a supposed "throat infection" suffered by Gossow "forced" the group to pull out of the entire tour on Saturday. No further information is available at this time.