Swedish metal masters HAMMERFALL have been forced to cancel their previously announced summer/fall 2020 North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic which is affecting the world. The trek, with support from BEAST IN BLACK and EDGE OF PARADISE, was scheduled to launch September 14 in West Palm Beach, Florida and conclude on October 19 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
On Tuesday (May 5), HAMMERFALL released the following statement via social media: “Some of you have already started to get your refunds, so now it’s official: the North American tour that was to take place in September/October is cancelled. That sucks, but with the current global pandemic wreaking havoc on the world we (meaning the local promoters, booking agent and the band) had no choice. We are hopeful to be able to rebook the tour for a future time, but since everything is so unstable at the moment the decision was made to scrap altogether it and return to it when things have calmed down. We are as sorry for this as you are, but hope you have understanding for our predicament brought on by the Corona virus. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay metal, and take care of each other! #HammerHigh”
HAMMERFALL has been touring in support of its latest album, “Dominion”, which was released in August 2019 via Napalm Records. We published a detailed review of the album, and also an interview with the band’s singer Joacim Cans.