Apocalyptica checked in with fans on their official web site on January 4th, wishing them a Happy New Year and difficulties with their concert dates in Brazil and Chile, which had to be cancelled. The Finnish band are touring in support of their 2010 album ‘7th Symphony’. Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Mikko Sirén write:
A Happy New Year To All Of You!
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas time with your friends and family as well as a blasting night to start 2012!
We are super excited to start our Latin American tour in a few days. It has been years since we met all of you in this part of the world…
Unfortunately within the last weeks we faced many difficulties with the concert promoter who was hired to do the shows in Chile and Brazil. Since weeks he ignores our team now which ends in not even knowing venue addresses in Brazil. All this costs us a lot of money we loose now. And since we can not guarantee a show as of today we need to cancel both, the planned shows in Brazil and Chile.
We can not say whether tickets will be re-imbursed or not since the promoter is not speaking to us since days now. Please check with your local ticket office.
We are very disappointed about this news. But we work hard now to re-schedule concerts in Brazil and Chile as soon as possible – with different people promoting the shows!
Some of you have purchased VIP tickets for the shows via our Pledge campaign for the photo book. You will receive a personal e-mail. Please look out for this.
All others, who are not effected by the cancellation we are looking forward to see you all very very soon!
Apocalyptica Tour Dates:
Jan. 9 MX – Guadalajara – Teatro Diana
Jan. 10 MX – Mexico City – The National Auditorium
Jan. 13 UY – Montevideo – Teatro el Gapon
Jan. 14 AR – Buenos Aires – Teatro Flores
Jan. 17 PY – Asunción – Club Sport Colombia de Fernando de la Mora
Jan. 19 VE – Caracas – CIEC de la Universidad Metropolitana
Jan. 20 EC – Quito – Teleferico
Jan. 21 CO – Medellin – Teatro Universidad de Medellin
Jan. 22 CO – Bogota – Club Metropol
Jan. 24 GT – Guatemala City – El Parque dela Industria
Jan. 25 SV – San Salvador – CIFCO
Jan. 26 CR – San Jose – Pepper’s Club
Jan. 28 MX – Monterrey – Banamex