Arizona veteran thrash metal act FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have canceled ten shows in the eastern United States due to poor ticket sales
In an official statement, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM said: “We had a logistical nightmare even trying to secure transportation and crew for this short run.
“There are so many great bands on the road right now that it’s making touring very difficult in what is a very saturated market.
“We had an important crew member bail on the tour at the last minute for undisclosed reasons, but the final straw was finding out that the ticket sales were poor.
“We definitely don’t want promoters to lose money booking our band, so we’ll reschedule at a time that makes more sense for them.
“We apologize to the fans that were planning on coming to see us on these dates and we hope to see you on tour soon.”
Support on the 10-date trek was scheduled to come from GENERATION KILL, MISFIRE and WOLFTOOTH.
Affected FLOTSAM AND JETSAM shows:
Sep. 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Boggs Social
Sep. 20 – Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
Sep. 21 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Sep. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Meadows
Sep. 23 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy
Sep. 24 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
Sep. 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
Sep. 26 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Sep. 27 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
Sep. 28 – Madison, WI @ The Crucible
This past May, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM had to cancel their European tour dates due to higher-than-expected costs associated with post-pandemic touring.
The band have been actively working on material for their 15th studio album.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM frontman Eric “A.K.” Knutson previously said about the band’s plans for their next record: “My guitar players, for [2021’s ‘Blood In The Water’], I think they wrote 40 songs and we only put 12 on the record. So we have a lot to choose from. Most of them will be taken apart, pieces stolen out of ’em and stuff like that. But we have enough music to keep going for a long time.
“We’re about halfway written with the new record,” he stated at the time. “We have a formula going on right now that’s really working for us, and we’re gonna probably stick to the same formula this time. The last three records have really done some good for us.”
“Blood In The Water” was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, POWERWOLF).