Five Finger Death Punch To Continue UK/EU Tour Without Papa Roach
Papa Roach have pulled out of their remaining UK/EU shows with Five Finger Death Punch.
Following on from the tragic events in Paris and the heightened security threat around Europe, Papa Roach and Devil You Know have decided to cancel their appearances at London’s SSE Wembley Arena which is set to take place this Saturday (November 28). The show will still go ahead with Skindred coming in to replace the nu-metal legends.
Papa Roach released the following statement:
“It is again with a heavy heart, that we are announcing the postponement of the remainder of our European tour. We pride ourselves for rarely canceling shows, but our crew is an essential part of our organization and because they, unfortunately, could not continue the tour due to their logistical challenges and uncertainties, we could not either. We respect them and have had to accept their difficult choice to return home. We shall return next year. We will announce more details on rescheduling as soon as we are able to. #paparoach #weloveyou”
While Five Finger Death Punch released the following statement:
“Despite some significant challenges in Europe since the horrible events in Paris recently, we have continued on our tour and remained dedicated to our mission of providing you, the fans, the highest quality show in the safest possible show environment. As a result of new & increased travel/transportation restrictions and challenges, in some cities we are scheduled to play, we are unable to fulfill this promise, so we were forced to postpone those shows. We continue to face additional challenges but remain committed to finishing out the tour as best as we can. We are not a band that is used to postponing or canceling shows. In fact, we have always prided ourselves on showing up onstage no matter what, so these extenuating circumstances have been particularly challenging for us, as artists, given the high standard we place on ourselves to deliver for the fans.
Five Finger Death Punch will finish out the remaining European tour dates without Papa Roach and Devil You Know in Dusseldorf, Germany and at Wembley Arena in the UK. The lineup for Düsseldorf will include FFDP, Eskimo Callboy, Skindred and Nothing More. For Wembley it will be FFDP, Skindred and As Lions. The show in Brussels will be postponed, but we will be back soon to play for our Belgian fans.
We appreciate everyone’s support as we continue to navigate these largely uncharted waters. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than delivering the best show possible in the safest conditions.”
In the mean time pick up the latest issue of Kerrang! (out tomorrow) to read our massive interview with Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach.