Confession have cancelled their appearances on the upcoming Life And Death Tour, which was set to kick off next week on the Gold Coast. The tour will go ahead with just the support acts, Prepared Like A Bride and Graves, honouring all dates as part of what has been relabelled The Ocean Tide Tour.
“It is with regret that Confession have to cancel their Life And Death Tour scheduled to begin next week,” reads a statement from the popular Melbourne metalcore outfit. “The bands vocalist, Michael Crafter has taken leave to be with his family who are rallying behind his sick father,” they continue.
“Sorry to all our fans and friends for us having to cancel our tour, it’s a time I need to be with my family and support them in every way I can,” writes Crafter in a personal statement. “We will be sorting out new dates in the near future. Sorry again and I say this with every bit of energy I have left, fuck cancer.”
Back in June, Crafter appeared on 3AW to discuss the band’s ‘Fuck Cancer’ campaign, which saw posters raised around the country advertising the band’s then-recent single of the same name. During his appearance, the frontman explained that both of his parents are currently fighting a battle against cancer.
The frontman stated that any offence caused by the posters pales in comparison to the trials of living with cancer or with someone who is battling the illness, telling the station, “Today, [people] may whinge, tomorrow, they’ll be all good. I wake up tomorrow and both my parents still have cancer.”
The band have confirmed that they will make their scheduled appearance at the upcoming Fight To Survive Festival on Saturday, 18th October, but that is all. Refunds for Ocean Tide Tour dates are available from the place of purchase, though fans are urged to come out and support Prepared Like a Bride and Graves. Destroy All Lines will be donating 100% of their promoter profit to the Cancer Council.
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