CHILDREN OF BODOM drummer Jaska Raatikainen has just provided the following update:
"As you all know already we started touring again. I know, I have been very lazy here on my page but I was exhausted from all the constant touring that started last summer. It was almost five months in a row and I definitely needed these two months of doing nothing and giving my time to my family and myself.
Also, I had very bad back pains during the European tour that I was hospitalised for a day in Spain. They found out that I had three prolapsed discs in my lower back but somehow I made it through the tour. I am stubborn. So, I really needed all this time to recover totally. My back is ok now, but I need to work on it a lot. I am convinced we don´t have to cut songs from the set list at all like we did on the Euro-tour some nights. Just to let you know it might happen and there is a reason for it."
"Anyway, thank you so much for all the Christmas and New year wishes you sent me. They made me glad! I'll try to answer to your questions you have sent me to my inbox. Just give me time.
On the last tour I was supposed to put some live videos on the page but it never happened for some reason. Hopefully it will happen on this one, soon.
Last night was the first show of the tour in Quebec and even though we had some troubles on stage the crowd was so good and welcoming that we just did not worry about things that much. Thank you so much!
See you guys in the first row and cheers,
PS. Don't forget to watch the hockey game tomorrow, Canada vs. Finland. I know the statistics are a bit against us but hopefully it will be exciting game."
Remaining dates on Bodom's Halo Of Blood Over North America Tour are as listed:
15 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
16 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
18 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
20 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
21 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub
22 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
26 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
28 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
1 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
2 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
3 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
5 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Murray Theater
6 - Denver, CO - Summit Theater
7 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
8 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
10 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
11 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
12 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
14 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
16 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
18 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
19 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
21 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
22 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
24 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
25 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
27 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
28 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
29 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza