News: Godsmack Postpones Fall 2018 European Tour
Tour Postponed Due To Family Death:
Unfortunate news coming out of the Godsmack camp. Following news of guitarist Tony Rombola’s son Joe Fay’s unexpected death at the age of 34, they’ve decided to postpone the tour at this time.
“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,” begins a message from vocalist Sully Erna.
He goes on to say, “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.”
The band has asked fans and media to respect their privacy at this time as they take time to mourn the loss of their son. “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 at the beginning of 2019, and we WILL honor all of these tour dates in Europe and across this globe. So be ready!”
Tour was set to begin at the end of the month in Sweden and wrap up the end of November in Bulgaria. Godsmack is intent on making all of the dates up in 2019, show announcements will follow shortly.
Our hearts are with the band, family, and fans. Stay tuned for more on this story.
(photos by: Luke Jamroz)