The Death To All Tour, the trek featuring former members of Death and special guests paying tribute to the late Chuck Schuldiner, has many in the metal community excited. That’s why it made sense that the mini-tour added dates in Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX (in addition to San Francisco, LA, New York, Chicago, and Orlando). However, it now appears that those two dates are at risk of getting canceled.
In a message posted on Death’s Facebook page Saturday (May 26), Eric Grief (former manager of Death and current president of Perseverance Holdings Ltd./ lawyer of Chuck’s intellectual property) pleaded the following:
“TO SAVE THE ‘DEATH TO ALL’ ATLANTA & DALLAS SHOWS: there is only one way that these two shows can be saved over this Memorial Day long weekend – a mass amount of tix need to be sold. Right away. Before Tuesday. If not, I am told the shows are history. I am very sorry it all depends upon ‘in advance’ sales, but this isn’t my choice or decision. Guys, I am sorry for this – but it depends on logistics. Tix must be sold in order to justify the trips by so many musicians & crew. Spread the word to fans who don’t follow this fb page. ERIC”
Atheist were supposed to open on these two dates (in addition to the Orlando stop), while Gorguts was set to open on the first four shows. As of now, it remains unclear if either the Atlanta or Dallas shows have been cancelled yet. It’s hard to pin point exact reasons behind the low ticket sales, though it would be a shame if these shows get pulled.