Godsmack postpone Euro tour after unexpected death of guitarist Tony Rombola's son


Godsmack have postponed their forthcoming European tour after the unexpected death of guitarist Tony Rombola's son. The tour was due to kick off in Stockholm later this month.   

In a statement, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna said: "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, 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 honour all of these tour dates in Europe and across this globe.”

The postponed dates are as follows. They will be rescheduled for early 2019.

Oct 29: Stockholm Fryhuset, Sweden
Oct 30: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
Nov 01: Copenhagen The Grey Hall, Denmark
Nov 02: Hamburg Gruenspan, Germany
Nov 04: Birmingham Institute, UK
Nov 05: Manchester Ritz, UK
Nov 07: London O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK
Nov 08: Antwerp Trix, Belgium
Nov 10: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Nov 11: Berlin Heimathafen, Germany
Nov 12: Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany
Nov 14: Zurich Komplex, Switzerland
Nov 16: Barcelona Razzmatazz 2, Spain
Nov 18: Milan Magazzini Generalli, Italy
Nov 19: Munich Backstage Werk, Germany
Nov 20: Vienna Arena, Austria
Nov 22: Warsaw Progresja, Poland
Nov 24: Budapest Barba Negra Music, Hungary
Nov-26: Bucharest Arenele, Romania
Nov 27: Sofia Arena Armeec, Bulgaria 


Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.