The scourge of international touring bands coming to the USA, work visas, has claimed another victim. Skindred, riding high on their explosive hit album Big Tings (Napalm Records), was to begin a new tour of the US this week, The “That’s My Jam Tour” with Sumo Cyco and Raven Black. The band released a statement you can read below. A club scheduled to host the band confirmed on social media that the cause of the cancelation was visa issues. Skindred has dates booked for the UK this fall, including a Halloween show, “Night of the Living Dred” and a spot on Shiprocked 2019.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond our control. We have unfortunately had to cancel our run of upcoming US tour dates, which were due to start in Florida later this week.
We sincerely apologise to you , who have bought tickets for any inconvenience caused and hope to reschedule some of these shows back in for 2019.
We have just been advised that Skindred's visas have been delayed and will not be approved "for at least another few weeks". Unfortunately this means we will have to cancel the upcoming tour date at the Chameleon Club. Refunds can be received at your point of purchase.
— The Chameleon Club (@Chameleon_Club) September 24, 2018
Canceled Skindred tour dates:
Sep. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904*
Sep. 27 – Ft. Myers, FL @ The Buddha Bar
Sep. 28 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
Sep. 29 – Longwood, FL @ Shovelhead
Oct. 02 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
Oct. 03 – Harrisburg, PA @ Chameleon Club
Oct. 04 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Oct. 05 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation @ Intersection
Oct. 06 – West Dundee, IL @ Rockhaus
Oct. 07 – Racine, WI @ Route 20 Outhouse
Oct. 08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
Oct. 09 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Oct. 10 – Madison, WI @ The Annex
Oct. 11 – Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
Oct. 12 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Marketplace*