According to a post done by Sepulchral Productions on their Facebook, Norwegian black metal band Taake was forced to postpone their upcoming North American tour due to visa issues.
“I’m very sorry to inform you that the current Taake US tour has been postponed. This is due to an unforeseen and serious issue with Taake’s visa status. Immigration specialists are working to correct the matter as quickly as possible.”
The tour was set to begin this June 14th and was going to go across a few cities in Canada and the east coast of the US, ending at the Stardust V Festival in Brooklyn, NY (Taake’s name has been taken out of the lineup but they haven’t announced anything as of the moment of this post). The announcement hasn’t been addressed by the band publicly but it would come as a surprise if this announcement turns out to be true, considering the band was able to play at MDF in 2014 and had their visas approved back then.
Update: Stardust issued a statement via Facebook saying the following:
I’ve just been informed on the issues with Taake’s visas. News is still coming in. There are still chances that they get the papers in time for the two NYC shows. In that case new plane tickets would have to be purchased. Please don’t panic, we’re doing our best to figure out possibilities.
Even if the tour is cancelled, Stardust V GOES ON. Too many amazing acts booked to throw it all away, asides from the fact that plane tickets for Fell Voices and Mutilation Rites have been purchased already.
We’re looking at all scenarios at the moment, a replacement, partial refund at the door whatever will work best for everyone. Lots of money has been invested and spent for this already, and something good will come out of it regardless of Taake’s turnout.
Thank you all for understanding. It’s a tough spot to be in and we need your support and patience for now, until we know more.
Sounds like there still may be a chance to see Taake, at least at the last day planned of the tour as these type of processes may take several weeks to get resolved but the promoter for the fest seem to be willing to try his best to make it possible and continue the fest, despite Taake’s resolution.