Last week we learned that the huge North American tour featuring Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross was being postponed(full statement here), and we’ll have to wait until next year for this tour to happen, if at all. While this sucks for us fans everywhere, that isn’t keeping the guys in Children Of Bodom down! Alexi Laiho took to his Official Facebook page and gave fans this exciting update: “I’m sure some of you already know that our North American tour with Machine Head has officially been canceled, without any fault of our own I might add. I will not go into details on why or what happened but I need you, my friends to know that this had nothing to do with me or COB. Two days ago I was on the top of the world with my ride and stoked to get out there, crank out metal and raise hell with you guys but today I look like this(I think I managed to take a”selfie.” haha That’s Alexi being bummed the fuck out at 9am) yesterday that motherfucker(my car that is) over heated and almost left me on the side of the road and 3hrs later I found out that the tour was canceled. Funny how life works huh? But hey u know what? Shit fucking happens, life goes on and at least now we have an extra month and a half to write new COB shit. So instead of focusing on the negative, I’m gonna start to write music this very second and it will be some angry shit, but yea, I guess this is me apologizing on everyone’s behalf that we let you down. On a happier note I will have a few live performances on my own(will let u know about that later), happening this year so I will see some of you soon!! Lets keep our horns up and try to laugh at fuckin everything and everyone including ourselves at least once a day!”
So instead of sitting around and being upset that they won’t be touring, Alexi will be writing new, angry music, which should be a win for us all! This is one of the best guitar players in the scene, so any new music from him is always a good thing! Stay tuned for more details, and get your live fix with their full Wacken performance below!!