German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have canceled their previously announced French tour dates "due to contractual disputes." The band states, "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our fans that have already purchased tickets and hope we can reschedule shows in the future.
"Instead of the shows in France we will play two exclusive shows in Switzerland and the Netherlands!"
The newly added shows are as follows:
Oct. 13 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
Oct. 14 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
The following dates have been canceled:
Oct. 12 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille
Oct. 13 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare
Oct. 14 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatrouf
Guitarist Henny Wolter left PRIMAL FEAR last month because — in his words — "it just didn't feel like a band anymore." Henny, who is also no longer a member of SINNER (led by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner), is focusing on his new band NITROGODS, also featuring ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and vocalist Oimel Larcher. The group's self-titled debut album is expected in early 2011.
PRIMAL FEAR recently released a new live DVD, "16.6 - All Over The World" (recorded in various locations between September and November 2009), and a live CD, aptly titled "Live In The USA". Frontiers Records issued the two products separately and as a limited-edition combo on June 22 in the USA. The DVD is filled with an abundance of extra materials, such as an entire bootleg section with funny moments on the road, bootleg footage from various festival appearances and other concerts, all of PRIMAL FEAR's most recent promotional videos, plus the making-of footage for "16.6" and a brand new interview section about the past, present and future of PRIMAL FEAR.