GOTTHARD: Norwegian Shows Cancelled

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD have cancelled the remaining shows on their Norwegian tour because vocalist Steve Lee was taken ill. According to the Norwegian newspaper Haugesunds Avis, Lee was forced to leave the stage 35 minutes into GOTTHARD's February 25 performance in Bergen and was rushed to a medical center, where he was diagnosed with high fever and a damaged voice. He is not allowed to speak for ten days in order to insure full recovery.

Ticket refunds for the cancelled GOTTHARD shows are available at points of purchase.

GOTTHARD's latest album, "Need To Believe", was recently certified platinum in the band's home country for sales in excess of 30,000 copies.

The group was presented with the platinum-award plaques on January 9 at the "Swiss Awards 2009", which also included the TV premiere of GOTTHARD's new radio single, "Don't Let Me Down".

GOTTHARD's "Unconditional Faith" video can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Zagreb, Croatia last summer and it features performance footage filmed inside the boxing ring that was used in an upcoming movie in which boxing champion Henry Maske plays the title role of Max Schmeling.

"Need To Believe" was released on September 4, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Touting eleven No. 1 albums and six Top 10 singles in their career, GOTTHARD has opened for such renowned artists as AC/DC, DEEP PURPLE, BRYAN ADAMS and BON JOVI throughout Europe. The band has also had the honor of performing at the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival, is two-time winner of its native country's Prix Walo Award, recipient of Monaco's International Music Award, and has had its music featured on the soundtrack to the European television series "Frankie".

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