Hard rock band Underoath has pulled out of the Vans Warped Tour this summer.
According to a short statement on the band's website they say, "We're deeply frustrated and sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. We feel it necessary to take some immediate time to focus on our friendship, as that's more important than risking it for the sake of touring at this time."
The band, who just released their new record Define the Great Line in June, were set to head out on the Vans Warped Tour throughout the summer.
Rumours swirled that fellow Vans Warped performer NOFX's frontman Fat Mike had something to do with the band's exit from the tour due to an alleged rift between the bands because of Fat Mike's mocking of Underoath's religious beliefs but the NOFX-er says the rumours are false.
Fans worry that the band's absence from the Warped tour will signal their split but their upcoming Canadian dates for the fall are still in tact. As of right now the band still plans to play these dates:
September 14, Vancouver, B.C. - Croatian Cultural Center
September 16, Edmonton, AB - Reds Entertainment Complex
September 17, Calgary, AB - MacEwen Hall
September 18, Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Exhibition Trade
September 19, Winnipeg, MB - Ramada Theatre
September 25, London, ON - Centennial Hall
September 26, Ottawa, ON - Civic Center
September 28, Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial Theater
Writer: Michelle Garcia