Godsmack Reschedule Tour Following Family Death

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Godsmack have announced rescheduled death of their European tour which had been postponed following the unexpected death in October of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola.

The month of European dates were set to kick off October 29 in Stockholm and follow the group’s U.S. summer tour. They’ll now resume February 27 in London, with dates through March. For fans who have already purchased tickets & VIP, the original tickets will be honored for the new dates. (See the itinerary below.)

In October, vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna issued a statement on behalf of the band:

“With my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure.

“Tony and Sue’s son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of Godsmack through his Dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply.

“As we await more information on how this happened, we humbly ask that you respect Tony and his family’s privacy as they take time to process this and heal.

“We appreciate all of your patience, prayers and support in this very trying time. And I promise you, we ARE coming back bigger and stronger in the beginning of 2019, and we WILL honor all of these tour dates in Europe and across this globe. So be ready!”

The band’s final 2018 show was Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock Festival in California.

Watch Godsmack take the stage at Aftershock

Godsmack 2019 Dates (Tickets are available here)

Feb 27 – London, UK – O2 Forum
Feb 28 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester
Mar 01 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham
Mar 04 – Milan, Ialy – Magazzini Generali
Mar 06 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
Mar 07 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
Mar 08 – Munich, Germany – TonHalle Munchen
Mar 10 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
Mar 11 – Amsterdam, Holland – The Melkweg
Mar 13 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar 17 – Oslo, Norway – Rockerfeller Music Hall
Mar 19 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
Mar 21 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Docks
Mar 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Wel
Mar 26 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
Mar 27 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Mar 28 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Music Club
Mar 30 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena Armeec
Mar 31 – Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane

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The Boston-based band formed in 1995. They’ve received four Grammy Award nominations and earned three #1 albums in the U.S.: 2003’s Faceless, 2006’s IV and 2010’s The Oracle.

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