Bad news for the fans of heavy metal band LOUDNESS, as it has been announced that the legendary band will not be touring through Europe this coming spring. The European tour has in fact been postponed for the third time and is now scheduled for spring 2023. Originally the tour was supposed to take place in 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. It also has been announced that the North America tour of LOUDNESS is postponed to 2023 as well.
The booking agent REDLIONMUSIC shared the news on their social media that they had to postpone the spring tour due to the ongoing travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have purchased tickets for one of the shows on the tour list, hold on to them as they still remain valid for next year.
Two support bands have now been announced who will be performing on the tour next year. The French glam band Harsh will be the support act for the first part of the tour and will be succeeded by Swiss trash/power band THOLA. Furthermore, it has been announced that the hard rock/metal band Grey Attack will be a special guest during the European tour of LOUDNESS.
It is good to know that the festival shows where LOUDNESS has been confirmed to play coming summer, such as Rock Imperium Festival in Spain, Sabaton Open Air in Sweden, Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium and the sold-out Wacken Open Air in Germany, are still on the planning as they are not part of this specific European tour. Keep an eye on the news if there are any updates on this.
In regards to music, the heavy metal band did not sit still as they released a double album at the end of 2021, titled SUNBURST～我武者羅 (Gamushara). The album was released in commemoration of the band’s fortieth anniversary. You can read more about the concept and creation of the CD Jacket of this album here.
All changes of Japan-related events and events where Japanese musicians are planned to perform are compiled in a list that you can find here. This list will be regularly updated.