GODSMACK, the Massachusetts-based band which recently had to postpone its fall European tour due to the unexpected death of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola, has announced plans for a 20-date trek in 2019. The tour is set to kick off on February 27 in London, with LIKE A STORM confirmed as direct support.
Tickets are on sale now for all shows, including a second date at Live Music Hall in Germany recently added due to high demand.
Feb. 27 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
Feb. 28 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester
Mar. 01 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute Birmingham
Mar. 04 – Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
Mar. 06 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex
Mar. 07 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Mar. 08 – Munich, Germany @ TonHalle Münche
Mar. 10 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Mar. 11 – Amsterdam, Holland @ The Melkweg
Mar. 13 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Mar. 17 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockerfeller Music Hall
Mar. 19 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Fryshuset
Mar. 21 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Grey Hall
Mar. 22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
Mar. 24 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt
Mar. 26 – Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
Mar. 27 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Mar. 28 – Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra Music Club
Mar. 30 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Arena Armeec
Mar. 31 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane
When GODSMACK announced the postponement of its European tour last month, vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna said in a statement: “With my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure.
“Tony and Sue‘s son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of GODSMACK through his dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply.
“As we await more information on how this happened, we humbly ask that you respect Tony and his family’s privacy as they take time to process this and heal.
“We appreciate all of your patience, prayers and support in this very trying time. And I promise you, we ARE coming back bigger and stronger in the beginning of 2019, and we WILL honor all of these tour dates in Europe and across this globe. So be ready!”
GODSMACK is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, “When Legends Rise”, which was released in April. The disc follows up 2014’s “1000hp” and is the band’s first release through BMG after splitting with its longtime home, Republic/Universal.