VOIVOD Still Part Of NILE U.S. Tour: Booking Agent

October 9, 2002

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has rejected as "incorrect" the reports of VOIVOD's non-participation in the trek.

The tour, originally announced as a five-band package also featuring NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERER, was set to include VOIVOD in the middle slot, with a dozen dates having already been confirmed beginning on January 17th in Houston, Texas.

A Chophouse Records representative, speaking exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Tuesday, cast doubt on VOIVOD's involvement with the tour, insisting that the quartet were going to be skipping the NILE trek in favor of a headlining tour following the projected March 2003 release of the band's next album, The Multiverse.

The announcement of VOIVOD's non-participation in the NILE tour evidently came as a surprise to the agent — John Finberg of First Row Talent — who has cited several recent conversations with the band's manager, James MacLean, as proof of the Montreal-based group's continued interest in the package.

"We have received confirmation of [VOIVOD's] participation from the band's manager over five weeks ago and have over 12 confirmed dates (more than half the tour)," Finberg told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "There was a conversation with the manager of VOIVOD last Monday regarding concerns of the band being able to fulfill 'the entire tour' due to a delay in the recording of the new record, but after we last spoke on the Friday just past, there were no changes. It was mentioned at one point that VOIVOD might indeed miss the first couple of shows but that itself has still not yet been made official either. If anything, the manager of VOIVOD expressed a true desire for the band to do this tour. [MacLean] has handled himself in the most professional manner since day one and we are sure he will continue to do so. So since he has not informed us of this change, this is how it stands. We don't think that this piece of information would just 'slip my mind' and he would 'not remember to call.' "

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).