Morbid Angel pulled out of all of the European festival dates they were supposed to play in July and August due to visa issues according to their Funbook page.
World Management and Morbid Angel would like to announce that due to unfortunate and last minute, unforeseen problems with a passport for one of the members of the band, as a result the Summer Festival dates slated for late July and August will have to be cancelled. In well over 30 years we have never had an incident like this, nor have we ever cancelled shows in our past. We have been advised by The US State Department / Passport Agency that a new passport will not be forthcoming in time for any of the upcoming festivals. Morbid Angel are extremely unhappy about this loss of shows and want to apologize to all the Fans, Promoters, and Vendors in Europe! We are working to have this issue remedied for the future and are looking forward to coming back to Europe and playing for all of our fans in November!!!
Visa issues are a common problem for many bands. European headbangers who are crying that they won’t get to see Trey Azagthoth and Steve Tucker play Gateways to Annihilation with a bunch of ringers should get over it and listen to Abominations of Desolation instead.
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6 thoughts on “Morbid Angel Pulls Out of European Festivals”
From what I hear, once you’re in Europe you can travel between countries freely. Since they have a “come on in rapeugees” policy they can just go in illegally like the rest of the hordes & do the tour that way.
There are (more or less) no internal border controls between the countries of the Schengen zone. But that’s not going to be of much use if one can’t get past the outer border for want of a valid passport.
What’s with this site siding with bureaucrats?
The only thing thst will save Morbid Angel at this point is if Mike Browning rejoined and they played shows and did tours playing Abominations of Desolation in it’s entirety. There’s an ice cube’s chance in hell of that happening though.I’m glad I saw them on the Masters of Chaos 2006 tour with 3/4 of the Altars, Blessed and Covenant lineup. Have no desire to see them with Steve Tucker, walked back to my hotel when they played mdf this year.
Judging from his more recent output, Browning became a much better drummer after Abominations of Desolation but he seems pretty focussed on ‘New Age’-style stuff. That’s IMHO not the best fit and generally something which can be buried together with “the 1990s” and won’t be missed (by me).
It seems they’ll be playing a gig in London in November and provided I have the time and money, I’ll certainly be going there despite this is probably going to be a “large herd of cattle with mobile cameras” event. I’ve been listening to a Houston live-recording of this year as a background and this seems compelling enough, at least as a concert.
I quite like some nu-age-ish music. Maybe that’s just my inner housewife talking.
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