Lamb of God have been forced to cancel their summer 2012 tour with Dethklok and Gojira due to the ongoing situation with Randy Blythe who is still be unfairly held in a Czech prison.
The tour was set to begin on August 1st in Seattle, but with Randy's bail being contested for the second time, Lamb Of God cannot guarantee his freedom by the time the tour is due to start. The band has also been forced to cancel their sets at Canada's Heavy MTL and Heavy T.O. festivals, with their spot now being filled by In Flames.
Lamb Of God issued the following statement concerning the cancelled tour.
"Due to the continued incarceration of Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band's co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy's release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy's release, it is the band's intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.
"Lamb Of God wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no Lamb Of God."
Click here for The Randy Blythe Legal Fund. Those lawyer's bills are expensive and if each fan donates the price of a packet of smokes or a pint of beer, it will go a long way towards giving Randy his life back.