Slipknot have cancelled the rest of their European tour because of “personal issues” that arose at home for one of the band members.
The band announced the news via their website, [url=]www.slipknot1.com.
The band released a statement this afternoon (March 21) via their record label Roadrunner, which said: “Slipknot have pulled 12 dates on their European tour after a band member was forced to return to Des Moines, Iowa for personal family reasons. No further detail is available at this time. Slipknot wish to apologise to their fans for the disappointment and inconvenience caused and look forward to seeing them in Summer 2000. The band hope to reschedule the dates when they return to play some of the European Summer festivals.”
Refunds will be given for all tickets if necessary.
Slipknot played their last European show in Madrid last Friday (March 17), but returned home to Iowa over the weekend. Most of the dates affected by the cancellation are in Germany.
A spokesperson for Slipknot told nme.com: “We are waiting for a statement today. There seems to be some personal problems at home for Shawn (percussionist).”
The band have a North American and Canadian tour lined up, which starts on April 7 in Toronto. It is unclear if this, and the rest of their American tour, will carry on or be cancelled at present.