Earlier this month Katatonia canceled their upcoming dates in Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania due to a “sudden personal medical situation” affecting guitarist Roger Öjersson. Those dates were rescheduled for next year, and now they’ve revealed that they will be the final dates of The Fall Of Hearts tour. The band has also announced that after those dates, they will be going on a short hiatus. Here’s their full statement, “Following our re-scheduled dates for the Baltics and Russia in Feb/March, due to recent issues and injury, it will mark the end of the touring cycle for ”The Fall of Hearts” and after much deliberation we have decided that we will put Katatonia on a short-term hiatus. We need to take some time out to re-evaluate what the future holds for the band. Unfortunately this will affect the live dates in Norway, Germany, Spain and Poland, and we are deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
Thankfully, they do say a “short” hiatus, because I want Katatonia around forever.