DARKEST HOUR Drops Off 'The Doomsayers 2008 Tour'

Washington D.C.-based metal band DARKEST HOUR has dropped off The Doomsayers 2008 Tour (also featuring CEPHALIC CARNAGE, EMMURE and WHITECHAPEL). However, all of the remaining shows will go on as scheduled — with THE RED CHORD headlining New York City, NY, and Allentown, PA — except for Washington, DC, which has been outright canceled.

According to DARKEST HOUR, "the tour has been an amazing time but guitarist Kris Norris has been summoned home to attend to the early birth of his first little baby.

"It is with great joy that we wish Kris and his wife Christina luck with their new addition to the family.

"Sometimes when you live out on the road, life back home has to be put first. We couldn't have asked for a better tour package on this tour and our hearts go out to EMMURE, WHITECHAPEL, and CEPHALIC CARNAGE. We only hope to be blessed with their mighty rock again sometime soon.

"Utmost, we apologize to all the fans, friends, dudes and dudettes out there in (NY, DC, and PA). We will be back to make it up to you for sure! We will see ya this summer with a surprise that we can't wait to announce."

Fan-filmed video footage (with soundboard audio) of DARKEST HOUR performing the song "Doomsayer" live at the Starlite room in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada can be viewed below.

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