Watain drop off tour w/ Mayhem & Midnight due to visa issues
Mayhem are days away from kicking off their "The Sanguine Sodomy of North America" 2022 tour, which is scheduled to run into April with Watain and Midnight. Watain have been forced to drop off the tour, however, because of visa issues. "We regret to inform you all that, due to reasons entirely beyond our control, we’re forced to cancel our participation in the upcoming US Tour with Mayhem and Midnight, for which we were due to leave tomorrow," they write, continuing:
We have just been informed that the US Embassy have decided to launch an additional, undisclosed “administrative process” in relation to Watain's visa applications. We’ve been told that this investigation could go on for months and that we might not get a reply until the tour is over. Since we have not been given any additional information about why this is taking place, how long it’ll take, or if visas will eventually be approved, it leaves us with no choice but to pull out of the tour.
The same embassy has previously approved our working visa applications for every US tour, each of the 8 times we have applied.
Preparing for a tour like this takes an enormous amount of work by the band and our crew. The merch has been produced, ticket buyers have made plans, and the crew relies on the jobs that the tour provides. It is a devastating blow to any band, but to the authorities in charge it seems to hold no significance.
To our loyal fans and followers; we had truly been looking forward to stand before you all again. We invested all we had for this one.
We are working hard on setting things straight and our intention is to re-schedule the North American dates for early 2023. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
Finally, we wish Mayhem and Midnight a killer tour regardless.
The tour will go on with Mayhem and Midnight, including an NYC stop at Irving Plaza on March 27. See all dates below.
MAYHEM & MIDNIGHT 2022 TOUR
Mar 07: San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom
Mar 08: Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
Mar 09: Phoenix, AZ, The Nile Theater
Mar 11: Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
Mar 12: Denver, CO, The Summit Music Hall
Mar 14: Dallas, TX, Amplified Live
Mar 15: Austin, TX, Mohawk
Mar 16: Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall
Mar 18: Atlanta, CA, Masquerade
Mar 19: Tampa, FL, Orpheum
Mar 20: Charlotte, NC, The Underground
Mar 22: Montreal, QC, Club Soda
Mar 23: Toronto, ON, The Phoenix
Mar 25: Worcester, MA, The Palladium
Mar 27: New York, NY, Irving Plaza
Mar 29: Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Soundstage
Mar 30: Pittsburgh, PA, The Roxian
Mar 31: Detroit, MI, The Majestic
Apr 01: Chicago, IL, The Vic
Apr 02: Minneapolis, MN, Skyway Theatre
Apr 03: Joliet, IL, The Forge
Aug 19-21: Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas (no Midnight)