Wino detained in Norway, deported back to the US; Saint Vitus continuing tour without him
Wino w/ Saint Vitus at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Legendary doom band Saint Vitus (not the Brooklyn venue of the same name) have been on a European tour and today they posted a statement to Facebook saying that their singer Scott "Wino" Weinrich was detained in Norway for possession of illegal substances. Here's what they wrote:
Saint Vitus would like to regretfully inform all of our European fans that our lead vocalist Wino was detained by the Norwegian police and immigrations officers for possession of illegal substances since Sunday November 9th. As of 4 pm yesterday evening (Nov. 11th) we were informed by his Norwegian defense attorney that he would more than likely be released that same day and be able to continue the remaining dates of our European tour. This morning we received notification that Wino was being deported today back to the U.S. with no hope to remain in Scandanavia or anywhere in the EU.
SAINT VITUS WILL CONTINUE THE REMAINING DATES OF THE TOUR!!!
Our sincere apologies to all of our fans, the promoters, booking agents and especially our Norwegian fans and promoter for the cancelled show. We will still deliver the HEAVY sound to all of our friends in Europe and it is our hope that everyone will understand our position to go forward with the remaining dates without Wino. David Chandler and Henry Vasquez along with a few surprise guests will take over vocal duties and this will be a rare opportunity to see Vitus with main songwriter David Chandler vocalizing his tormented tales of pain, heartache and DOOM. We hope to still see all of you on our remaining dates. FUCK THAT WEAK SHIT!!!!
Nice to see they're not letting a little deportation of their lead singer slow them down!
Watch a video of the band Saint Vitus playing the song "Saint Vitus" from their album Saint Vitus at Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus (and other songs) below...