Hypocrisy tour in jeopardy due to visa issues

Hypocrisy Legendary Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY have issued the following statement in regards to their upcoming tour with ENSIFERUM that starts on Friday, November 6th:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to stay home until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services process and authorize our working visas. This is the first time the band has faced a situation like this and it's extremely frustrating, as well as depressing, since the last thing we want to do is disappoint our loyal fans who have waited years to see us live in the US. We filed for our visas with plenty of time, but as some probably don't know, the US government has changed its rules when it comes to visas issued to artists so it's become tougher. Even if we have already toured the US numerous times.

As it stands now, we are on stand-by mode and waiting to receive the green light. We hope it's just a few days before that happens, in the meantime we want to apologize to all the fans that planned on going to see us tear shit up live. We will do our best to re-join the tour as soon as possible!"

HYPOCRISY have enlisted the help of CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/frontman Alexi Laiho to temporarily fill the vacant 2nd guitarist spot on their tour alongside ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD, SWASHBUCKLE.

ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO+, BLACKGUARD, SWASHBUCKLE*
11/06/09 Jaxx – Springfield, VA*
11/07/09 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA*
11/08/09 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/09/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/10/09 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/11/09 AKA Lounge – Orlando, FL (AntiPop Music Festival)
11/12/09 DAY OFF
11/13/09 Meridian – Houston, TX
11/14/09 Emo's – Austin, TX
11/15/09 Ridglea Theatre – Fort Worth (Dallas), TX
11/16/09 DAY OFF
11/17/09 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
11/18/09 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
11/19/09 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/20/09 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
11/21/09 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/22/09 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
11/23/09 The Warehouse – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/24/09 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/27/09 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
11/28/09 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/29/09 House of Blues – Chicago, IL+
11/30/09 Peabody's – Cleveland, OH+
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA+*
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA+*
12/03/09 Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA+*
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA+*
12/05/09 Irving Plaza – New York, NY+*



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Date: Nov 03, 2009
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