In Flames have cancelled their upcoming April UK tour with the Cancer Bats.
The group have released the following statement:
"We are very sad to announce that the U.K. and Ireland tour will not happen as planned.
As you already know, Jesper [Strömblad, guitar] is currently at an alcohol rehabilitation clinic and is taking some time off to get better. Peter [Iwers, bass] is about to become a dad. We obviously knew about Peter becoming a dad and originally planned to have a replacement bassist, but with the recent events surrounding Jesper, we simply feel that it is not fair on the fans to see a completely different lineup, which, in our eyes, is not In Flames.
Again, sorry to make any U.K. and Irish fans disappointed and we hope to make it up to you very soon!"
For already purchased tickets please contact your local ticket office/venue.
Keep checking www.kerrang.com for updates on rescheduled dates.
UPDATE: Cancer Bats' management have revealed that: "Cancer Bats are making plans to still come over and rip it up – watch this space!”