Godsmack have cancelled the remaining dates of their current European tour due to continued vocal issues with singer Sully Erna.
The vocalist was examined by throat specialists in the US yesterday and the advice of his doctors has been to not sing for the next several weeks to allow time for his vocal cords to heal. Godsmack were only able to perform two of their fourteen scheduled dates in Europe. It was the first time the band had toured Europe in nearly nine years.
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Sully said in a statement: "Sorry, Europe. Seems like we can't catch a break there lately. London, you were one of the best crowds we've played to in a very long time.... Belgium, you were awesome as well. As for the rest of you in Europe that we weren't able to reach, I promise you we'll be back!! For now it's lots of rest and fluids for me until my vocal specialist clears me to sing again. My deepest apologies Europe! You'll see us again. Thanks for your support and understanding."
The Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour kicks off on August 17 in Bonner Springs, Kansas and features Godsmack, Staind, Shinedown, Papa Roach and many more. Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill said about the tour: "We're all friends with them so to me it was going to be fun and it was going to be a nice easy summer... (each show) should be a good day."