North American HIM fans will have to wait a little longer to see the band return to the stage.
HIM was supposed to kick off a eight date tour on Friday in Los Angeles at the House of Blues but shortly before the band was to take the stage, front man, Ville Valo, suffered a severe asthma attack and the band had to cancel the show.
Yesterday, it was announced that the entire North American Tears On Tour would be cancelled and this morning, HIM’s North American label, Razor & Tie, released the following statement:
HIM’s North American tour (which was due to kick off in Los Angeles on May 3rd at the House of Blues) has been cancelled due to unforeseen medical circumstances. HIM’s lead vocalist, Ville Valo, has been diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. Tickets for all dates will be refunded at the point of purchase. HIM will be back later this summer as part of the Rock Allegiance tour.
HIM’s manager, Seppo Vesterinen also released the following statement today,
“Ville has asthma and he got a pretty serious attack in the backstage at House of Blues [in West Hollywood] on Friday and there was no way to perform. We got a doctor to the hotel at midnight and he diagnosed signs of pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics. The situation wasn’t better on Saturday and we had to decide to cancel these dates to give him time for proper treatment and rest. He’s being treated by the best doctors in L.A. and we hope to continue the summer and fall as planned. Also he’s been under a lot of stress for months recording the new album, artwork and promo for three different labels. Before Ville is fine, we can’t make any definite plans for re-scheduling these May dates. Ville and all of us feel really sorry for the fans who have bought tickets months ago and traveled long distances from Brazil, Canada and elsewhere.”
HIM released their new album, Tears On Tape, on April 30.
The Monster Energy Rock Allegiance tour was announced on Thursday.
The late summer trek features four game-changing rock bands from four different countries, with Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne.
Tour dates and on sale information is forthcoming but the tour is expected to go coast to coast.
This year marks the third installment for the Rock Allegiance tour and will be returning to the road where it belongs.
The event launched as a traveling tour back in 2011 and the following year it became a “destination festival” in Hershey, Pennsylvania that featured Stone Temple Pilots, Three Days Grace, Seether, Buckcherry, Fuel and more.