Escape The Fate have pulled out of their forthcoming European tour supporting Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine.
The band - who were due to kick off the tour in Helsinki next week - have announced that they are to stay in the U.S. while bassist Max Green undergoes treatment in an undisclosed rehab facility for drug and alcohol addiction.
The Las Vegas rockers were also set to play two headline shows at London's Islington Academy on December 6 and 7. These dates will be rescheduled shortly.
"Max needs his friends and family by his side, so we're not gonna leave him," says frontman Craig Mabbitt. "Max is one of my best friends and has never done this band wrong in any way shape or form. It's very honourable of him to admit he has a problem and wants to seek help for the longevity of his life and this band."
"I'm so sorry to the fans, but so proud of Max," he adds. "He needs our love and support through this rough time in his life, so let's give it to him. Our soldiers never let us down and we will be back to play Europe and the two London dates very soon. We love you guys."
The band's self-titled album is out now.