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Obscura Cancel Live Appearances Due To Injury

07/06/2015
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Obscura have canceled appearances at the Progstage Festival, Tel Aviv and Metaldays Festival Slovenia after drummer Sebastian Lanser suffered an injury to his hand.

The band also revealed that they will be going forward with taking part in this year's Summer Slaughter Tour with Conquering Dystopia's Alex Rudinger filling in for Lanser on the trek that will also feature Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation.

Obscura's Steffen Kummerer released the following message to fans via the band's Facebook page, "Regrettably, we are unable to perform at Progstage Festival, Tel Aviv and Metaldays Festival Slovenia this year.

"Our drummer Sebastian Lanser overstrung his left hand and suffers from a serious inflammation since then. Playing this complex music with this condition won't allow us to play a tight 80 minute headlining show our fans and we as musicians demand.

"We decided not to play a halfhearted set, instead we postpone both concerts and come back with an extended live show including songs of our new, upcoming album. Dates will be published soon.

"In the meantime Alex Rüdinger (Conquering Dystopia) will step in to play this year's Summer Slaughter festival tour in North America."

Rudinger released the following statement via Youtube, "I am very happy to announce that I'll be filling in for OBSCURA on the 2015 Summer Slaughter tour this July/August!

"Looking forward to getting on tour and sharing the stage with these guys; I've followed their work & been a fan since I was a teenager, so it's a privilege to be filling in & joining them on the road! Especially stoked to hang out with all the good buddies in the other bands - the bill for Slaughter this year is packed with some great bands/guys, so make sure to come out to a show and hang!"

7/28 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
7/30 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
7/31 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
8/01 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
8/02 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theatre
8/03 - Columbus, OH - The Northland Performing Arts Center
8/05 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
8/06 - Hamilton, ON - Club 77
8/07 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL
8/08 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
8/09 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroomwha
8/12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall w/ The All Stars Tour
8/14 - Richmond, VA - Gwar-B-Q Fest
8/15 - Knoxville, TN - The International
8/17 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
8/18 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room & Garage
8/20 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
8/21 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
8/22 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove Of Anaheim
8/23 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
8/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater

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