British hard rock legends URIAH HEEP have been forced to delay the start of their previously announced U.S. tour due to "immigration" issues.
Commented the band: "URIAH HEEP wishes to inform its U.S. fans that, unfortunately, the U.S. tour is now starting in Annapolis on [June] 19th rather than Chattanooga on [June] 18th. This has arisen due to a problem with immigration beyond the band's control.
"We hope that the fans of the band who were planning to see the Chattanooga concert will now be able to reschedule and attend one of the other shows.
"The band looks forward to meeting many American friends during the tour."
URIAH HEEP tour dates:
June 19 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
June 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Kirby Performing Arts Center
June 21 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater 1894
June 22 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
June 24 - St. Charles, MO - Ameristar Casino St. Charles
June 25 - Kansas City, MO - Ameristar Casino & Hotel Kansas City
June 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
July 01 - Beverly Arts Center - Chicago, IL
July 02 - Algona, IA - Freedom Park
"Celebration", the latest album from URIAH HEEP, was released in North America on March 16 via a new deal between DisManic Distribution and Knife Fight Media.
HEEP history has been an extraordinary journey and it was time that their greatest classics were recorded in studio by the lineup playing them live to fans all over the world for more than 20 years.
For "Celebration", the band re-recorded twelve of their most successful songs — classics like "Free Me", "Gypsy", "The Wizard", "Easy Livin'", and, of course, their all-time smash hit "Lady in Black". In addition to that, they composed and recorded two completely new songs as a special gift to their fans: "Only Human" and "Corridors of Madness", two of their best tracks in years.
URIAH HEEP's progressive heavy metal made the British band one of the most popular hard rock groups of the early '70s. Formed by guitarist Mick Box and vocalist David Byron in the late '60s, URIAH HEEP released their debut album "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" in 1970. Since then the band has released 21 studio albums and played to millions of fans across the globe.
URIAH HEEP remains one of British rock's most consistent and long-standing acts, with album sales of over 30 million worldwide.