Frontman Loz Taylor Pulls Out Of While She Sleeps Gigs For “Personal Reasons”
Frontman Loz Taylor has pulled out of While She Sleeps’ remaining European tour dates for “personal reasons”.
In a statement announcing the news, the Sheffield metallers wrote to fans: “We don’t believe in cancelling and we don’t believe in letting these kinds of things stop us. After tomorrow we will have a fill in vocalist for the last few shows. We need your voice. Let’s make this happen. It takes more than a member down to stop a Sleeps show. We are incredibly sorry but we will not let you down.”
Understandably, Sleeps also added: “Thank you for understanding and respecting our privacy in times like these.”
Speaking to Kerrang! recently about putting on gigs and getting involved with his local scene, Loz said: “As long as you’re passionate about anything and want to succeed, eventually you’ll find yourself in a position where your hard work pays off. Whether it’s starting a band or putting on shows, anyone can do it, but it does involve a lot of hard work. Have a go but be prepared to put a bit of elbow grease in!”
He also added of the importance of keeping grassroot local scenes active: “It’s important for encouraging new bands, but it’s also important to keep bands coming to local areas so that youngsters don’t always have to travel so far. It just makes it a bit fairer than the big cities always getting the best shows. For example, I was lucky enough to book Every Time I Die, which was a huge band for me growing up and I still love them now. It was just face-melting how loud and energetic the show was in such a small room. We had Every Time I Die playing a 175-cap room, which was mental. That’s part of the fun of it as well. You’re seeing bands in a setting where you wouldn’t usually get to see them, in intimate shows and dirty, sweaty venues. There’s a charm about that that you can’t get sometimes at a festival or a bigger show.”
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