Katatonia recently had to reschedule their Baltics and Russian tour dates in the wake of a sudden personal medical situation resulting in guitarist Roger Öjersson’s hospitalization due to an extensive back injury. Their shows were pushed to Feb/March. Following these dates, the group decided it’s time to re-evaluate the band and to go on a short-term hiatus. This halt will affect their European tour including Norway, Germany, Spain, and Poland.
The band announced the following 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.”
Katatonia have been touring across the globe to support their latest effort, 2016 The Fall of Hearts. The album is a continuation of their morbid and depressive effortless style, and it’s one of the stronger releases from last year. We are disappointed to see these Swedish metal titans take a league of absence and hopefully, this break would give them a stronger return.