|Virginia thrashers Lamb of God
It’s been another heavy day for Lamb of God and their fans — not to mention singer Randy Blythe.
The Virginia thrashers have cancelled their upcoming tour with Dethklok and Gojira because Blythe remains jailed in the Czech Republic, charged with manslaughter over the death of a fan two years ago.
“The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour,” Lamb of God said in a statement. “Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall.”
The Canadian leg of the tour included dates in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, along with appearances at the Heavy festivals in Toronto and Montreal. Dethklok and Gojira will still appear at the latter two events, with In Flames playing in Lamb of God’s place.
Blythe, 41, was arrested June 27 upon arrival at a Prague airport. He is charged in connection with the 2010 death of a fan who reportedly suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage after Blythe allegedly shoved him offstage during the band’s performance at a local club.
Although Blythe has reportedly posted $400,000 bail — double the amount originally requested by the court — prosecutors continue to challenge his release, arguing that he is a flight risk.