Escape the Fate Cancel European Tour
Escape the Fate, who just released their self-titled album via Interscope, have revealed online that they’re canceling their European tour with Bullet for My Valentine while bassist Max Green enters rehab at an undisclosed facility for drug and alcohol addiction.
Most public figures — musicians, actors or otherwise — tend not to disclose this type of problem, despite the ready availability of temptations. However, in the information-saturated age of Twitter, revealing Green’s status is a brave and perhaps inevitable choice for these Las Vegas rabble rousers to make. The remaining members of Escape the Fate are certainly supporting their band brother while he tends to his personal issues.
“Max needs his friends and family by his side, so we’re not gonna leave him. Max is one of my best friends and has never done this band wrong in any way, shape or form,” lead singer Craig Mabbitt said in a statement. “It’s very honorable of him to admit he has a problem and wants to seek help for the longevity of his life and this band.
“I’m so sorry to the fans, but so proud of Max. He needs our love and support through this rough time in his life, so let’s give it to him. Our soldiers never let us down and we will be back to play Europe and the two London dates very soon. We love you guys.”
Escape the Fate will headline a string of European dates in early 2011. Tickets for the two London headline shows that were scheduled for Dec. 6 and 7 at the Islington Academy will be honored when these shows are rescheduled early next year.