The P.O.D. and FILTER co-headlining tour of Europe, which was scheduled to take place in January/February 2009, has been cancelled as P.O.D. is unable to fulfill its touring obligations due to the band's recently announced hiatus.
P.O.D. confirmed the tour cancellation in a statement, but did not reveal the reason behind its decision to take a break.
In the statement, FILTER said it was planning to reschedule the dates to play headline shows of its own, according to NME.com. The Richard Patrick-fronted band told fans to return to the point of ticket purchase to obtain refunds.
P.O.D. sold 34,000 copies of its new album, "When Angels & Serpents Dance", in the United States in the LP's first week of release in April to debut at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's previous CD, "Testify", registered a first-week tally of just over 54,000 back in February 2006 to land at No. 9.
"When Angels & Serpents Dance" features guest appearances from the MARLEY SISTERS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES singer Mike Muir and HELMET guitarist Page Hamilton. The song "Kaliforn-Eye-A", which features vocals from Muir, allowed P.O.D. to collaborate with an "iconic punk rock figure that played an influence on us as a band," guitarist Marcos Curiel, who rejoined the band in 2006, told Billboard.com. "It's a more upbeat song about where we came from."
Curiel exited P.O.D. following 2001's "Satellite" (Atlantic), which has moved more than 3 million units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "We were at the height of our career and all of a sudden this big mess happened," the guitarist said, declining to give specifics about leaving the band. "It was just business."