Anthrax have canceled the European leg of their 2022 tour due to “logistical issues” and “costs that are out of our control.”
The news was shared on Anthrax’s Facebook page, much to the dismay of their European fans — some of whom took to the comments section to offer their two cents.
Read the band’s statement: “Sadly due to ongoing logistical issues and 2022 costs that are out of our control, we have no other option but to cancel the European leg of our upcoming 2022 tour. We will however be coming to the UK as scheduled. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.”
When one commenter tried to blame the cancellation on poor ticket sales, Anthrax replied, clarifying their initial statement: “Rest assured, there were zero issues with sales. Check out the news over there for a few minutes. We absolutely adore the European fans and love playing there and a re very sad not to come. It doesn’t work ‘example’ when tour buses double and triple in cost.”
Anthrax are likely referring to the rising cost of goods and services, especially in the energy sector, as Europe has been hit with record high inflation in recent months.
A string of UK dates beginning September 27th in Birmingham, England, and running through an October 8th show in London remain on the band’s schedule (get tickets here). The European jaunt would have run from October 10th trough November 5th.
Anthrax recently wrapped up their co-headlining North American tour with Black Label Society. Heavy Consequence caught the penultimate date at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, New York.
See the band’s Facebook post regarding the European tour cancellation below, and pick up tickets to their UK dates here.