Lamb of God’s tour for Resolution came to a screeching halt earlier this year when frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague on suspicion of manslaughter for an incident at a 2010 concert where a fan died. While he was released a month later, he’ll still have to return to face a trial. While the band is touring in America now, the tour won’t be hitting Canada as a result of the impending trial. However, that seems to not be the case next year, as the band have announced their first show overseas since last June.
Lamb of God will be the Saturday headliner at Derbyshire, UK’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival from August 8-11. They’re in good company. Friday’s headliner is King Diamond and Sunday’s is Anthrax. Other bands playing the festival include Accept, Firewind, Amorphis, Dark Funeral and Fozzy, with many more to be announced. Unless the band, label and management are hedging their bets, it appears that Blythe’s legal problems will be over by August. At least we hope so. As an aside, good on Bloodstock for naming a stage after Ronnie James Dio, which is the stage that Lamb of God will be headlining on 10th.
[via Metal Injection]