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LAMB OF GOD Banned From LA Stop Of Upcoming SLIPKNOT Tour

February 3, 2005

LAMB OF GOD is being forced to step aside from one of their arena concerts on the upcoming Subliminal Verses Tour with SLIPKNOT and SHADOWS FALL, because of their name LAMB OF GOD and former moniker BURN THE PRIEST.

The venue, The Forum in Los Angeles, is owned by The Faithful Central Bible Church who decided to impose a ruling to ban LAMB OF GOD’s performance at their venue.

LAMB OF GOD have come off of several extremely successful headline runs through LA in the last year, so this move comes completely unexpected for the band and the tour as a whole. Los Angeles is and has always been a huge market for the band, building steadily with each one of their releases and tours as well as and exploding with the bands recent Ashes of the Wake album.

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler clearly states, “The ‘situation’ in LA can only be described as ridiculous. It’s already been a huge waste of energy trying to turn this around. The powers that be aren’t interested budging – or doing their research apparently – and we’ve never been a band to placate anyone to get our way, smooth things over or make anyone feel better. They have made it clear that they don’t want us because of our name, our show and our crowd – because of that ignorance, LAMB OF GOD is not being permitted to appear on the Subliminal Verses Tour in LA. It’s truly a shame for the show overall, especially for our friends and fans in LA that are being forced to miss our part of the show. Trust that this was not our decision, we’d love to kick some ass in LA, but apparently the word from the powers that be is that LAMB OF GOD is not the wholesome family fun that the good people of Los Angeles deserve.”

Here is a complete list of tour dates for the Subliminal Verses Tour:

3/04 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theatre
3/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
3/06 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
3/08 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
3/09 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
3/11 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
3/12 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
3/13 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
3/15 - Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena
3/16 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
3/18 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
3/19 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheater
3/20 - Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
3/22 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Ampitheater
3/23 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome
3/25 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
3/26 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena
3/28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Fairgrounds Arena
3/29 - Wichita, KS @ Kansas Coliseum
3/31 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
4/01 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
4/02 - Grand Praire, TX @ Nokia Live
4/04 - Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
4/05 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso Country Coliseum
4/06 - Glendale, AZ @ Glendale Arena
4/08 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
4/09 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
4/10 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
4/12 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
4/13 - Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
4/15 - Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum
4/16 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
4/17 - Spokane, WA @ Star Theater
4/19 - West Valley City, UT @ E-Center
4/20 - Denver, CO @ Magness Arena
4/22 - Kansas City, MO @ City Market
4/23 - Ames, IA @ Hilton Coliseum
4/24 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
4/26 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Arena
4/27 - Springfield, IL @ Priarie Capital Convention Center
4/29 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center
4/30 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center