Shadows Fall Drop Off 2013 European + UK Tours
Shadows Fall revealed that they were exiting the upcoming treks due to "a number of circumstances beyond our control." It is unknown what those circumstances are. However, the band as a whole appears to be okay having just completed an early year tour with Hatebreed, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist. It is known that guitarist Jon Donais would be taking leave from the band over the next couple of months (with Shadows Fall's encouragement) to play with Anthrax in Australia and on that group's 'Metal Alliance' U.S. tour this spring. But it is not known if his absence played into the band bowing out of their overseas dates.
The group offered their statement on the matter in a Facebook posting that reads as follows:
Due to a number of circumstances beyond our control, Shadows Fall has been forced to cancel our upcoming European tour with Testament and our co-headlining UK run with Ill Niño. We tried everything we could to make this tour happen and exhausted all options we could think of but unfortunately we were not able to work it out. We sincerely apologize to all the fans, promoters and bands involved. Everyone in Shadows Fall thank you for understanding and we plan on making it up to our European fans as soon as possible.