CHILDREN OF BODOM To Tour South America, Mexico In September

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on a tour of South America and Mexico in September. Support on the trek will come from AMORPHIS.

Commented CHILDREN OF BODOM: "It's been five long years since the last time CHILDREN OF BODOM made it all the way down there to play for some of their most enthusiastic and loyal fans!"

The dates are as follows:

Sep. 08 - Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sep. 10 - Teatro Teleton - Santiago de Chile, Chile
Sep. 12 - Via Funchal - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sep. 15 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
Sep. 16 - Arena Santa Lucia/Festival - Monterrey, Mexico

CHILDREN OF BODOM was forced to cancel several shows on the No Fear Energy Tour with LAMB OF GOD due to injuries sustained by guitarist and frontman Alexi Laiho. Laiho, 30, broke his shoulder in April when he was ejected from his tour bus bunk after the vehicle took a sharp turn. Laiho and the rest of CHILDREN OF BODOM were touring North America in support of the band's critically acclaimed album "Blooddrunk".

Against recommendation, Laiho had decided to "bite the bullet" and remain on tour, wearing the arm in a sling to restrict movement at all times when he was not on stage. But after performing ten live dates with both the broken shoulder and internal bleeding, the toll became too much for the guitar hero to endure and CHILDREN OF BODOM made the decision to cut its tour short, placing Laiho's longterm health as its first priority.

CHILDREN OF BODOM kicked off its European summer festival run this past Saturday, May 30 at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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