It is with sincere apologies that I write to inform you all that ICED EARTH is forced to cancel this summer’s festivals and headline shows.
As many of you know, I underwent surgery on my neck in the year 2000, due to an onstage injury that occurred in 1996. Since that time, I have battled with this problem, and it has begun to accelerate in the past several months, causing additional issues that can no longer be ignored.
In February, while on tour in Europe, I underwent highly specialized treatment in Germany from a doctor who has helped, among many others, Tony Iommi and Eddie Van Halen. This treatment helped sustain my ability to perform so that we could complete our Worldwide Plagues Tour.
However, I am now forced to take further, more invasive action sooner than I intended in order to maintain my overall health.
North America - the wait is over!!
We are bringing our new album to the North America homeland when the WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits North American shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support.
"We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!”, says Jon Schaffer.
Our VIP-Ticket page for the "Plagues of Babylon"-Tour is now live.
The packages include:
• Early entry into the venue
• Meet & Greet / Signing Session with the band
• Photo-op with the band
• 7” picture disk vinyl single with one exclusive, unreleased demo from “Plagues of Babylon” on the B-side
• Iced Earth messenger bag
• Exclusive VIP-T-Shirt
• Exclusive VIP-laminate
• Exclusive VIP sticker set
I'm happy to announce that we are once again being joined on tour by our friends in Warbringer for our Headline European Tour starting in 2014.
We are also welcoming Elm Street from Australia as well. I was impressed with their energy and their music. I think it will be a great package and a great tour.
See you out there!
Congratulations to the Wacken Open Air organisers for a record-breaking sell-out for next year's W:O:A -- we are excited to be there and kick some serious ass!
we are all happy to present another great news for all ICED EARTH supporters:
On October 11 Volbeat embark on their highly awaited arena tour in support of their critically acclaimed 5th album “Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies”,
ICED EARTH are excited to announce the first part of their 2014/2015 World Tour, with the
tour kicking off on January 9, 2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Tickets and VIP packages for these shows will be on sale soon.
One of the many highlights of the “WORLD DYSTOPIA TOUR”, a headline show at the
historic Kourion Amphitheatre in Cyprus was recently released as BluRay, DVD and in
many other formats, entitled “LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION”.
Check out the second webisode from the final leg of the Dystopia World Tour!