Swedish metal pioneers DISSECTION have cancelled their two scheduled appearances in North America. The band had two shows planned in North America this fall:
Sept 1: Los Angeles (USA), House of Blues Sunset Strip
Sept 6: New York City (USA), B.B. King Blues Club
After continued delays via the US Immigration Services, vocalist and guitarist Jon Nödtveidt has been denied legal entry into the United States.
The reason being his previously prison sentence from 1998. The band was supposed to play two stateside concerts, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on September 1st and the BB King’s in New York on September 6th.
About the shows being cancelled, Nödtveidt states: “We knew from the beginning that there was a risk that I might be denied entry into the US because of my past but we (the band and the agencies involved) were prepared to take that risk. It’s very unfortunate for everybody involved; the fans, the band and its representatives as well as the promoters. I have served my time and we were really looking forward to these final gigs. To our American fans: In spite of everything; see you in spirit! Fuck the Law! Chaos Forever!”