When bands from other countries announce U.S. gigs, I never assume the tour will go off without a hitch, as planned. For the most part, the Department of Homeland Security makes it fairly difficult for bands to cross the Atlantic and tour the states. I mean, I can’t even tell you how many tours have been delayed over the last three years because of visa issues. It was probably a hell of a lot worse eight years ago.
Yet another awesome tour has been delayed because of “visa bureaucracy,” according to Earache’s Digby Pearson. He claims the Wormrot tour won’t start until three days after it was supposed to.
Now, Wormrot’s tour will get underway September 6 in Cleveland, Ohio. The shows scheduled prior to Monday’s gig have been nixed. They were supposed to play New York tonight. That date will more than likely be rescheduled for right before the band has to head home. I was hoping to catch them fresh and rested. Now, they’ll be all exhausted and grumpy.
Poop. This sucks. Why does the government make it so hard for European bands to want to tour here?