On June 27th, LAMB OF GOD lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested upon landing in Prague. He is apparently facing manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a fan in 2010. The fan’s death was attributed to the injuries he sustained at a LAMB OF GOD show. The authorities in Prague have still not formally filed charges against Blythe, but they have denied his bail twice and he remains incarcerated. Check out the video and photo evidence  for yourself.

LAMB OF GOD were scheduled to begin a co-headlining tour with Dethklok, the fictional band that is the subject of the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, on August 1st here in Seattle. The uncertainty that remains over Blythe’s legal status has forced the band to cancel the tour according to a statement:

Due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band’s co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.

LAMB OF GOD wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.

All tickets can be returned at the point of sale. Here in Seattle, Ticketmaster will automatically refund the cost to the credit card that was used for online sales. If tickets were bought from a retail location return to that location for a refund. I have  emailed Ticketmaster to see if there is anything else that needs to be done and will update with more information if applicable.

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