REVAMP, the new band led by former AFTER FOREVER vocalist Floor Jansen, has canceled its participation in the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, TRISTANIA, XANDRIA and AMBERIAN DAWN. The trek is scheduled to kick off on September 30 in Karlsruhe, Germany and run through mid-October.
In a videotaped statement, which can be seen below, Floor explained the situation by saying, "Some of you might have already read on the Internet that I have not been doing so well I'm sick; I'm having what they call a 'burnout' that already caused us to cancel a couple of shows and even a tour to South America.
"I have to tell you that things are not going as fast as I was hoping; I'm not recovering that fast. A burnout takes quite awhile and that also means that the coming shows, and even the 'Out Of The Dark' tour has to be canceled.
"I wanted to tell you a little bit more about this burnout because some of you might not really know what it is. Some thought that there's maybe something wrong with my voice, or something else perhaps. But nothing wrong with the voice, nothing worse than a burnout I mean, no cancer or other very scary diseases. A burnout on its own is already a nasty thing, though. You can compare it to having an empty battery. Everybody has its battery. When you sleep or when you do something nice, you charge your battery, and when you work and during the day you use a little bit of your energy every day. When you do not charge your battery enough, it gets a little more empty every time a little more until you hit sort of the red zone of your battery. And that's what happens when you're having a burnout there's barely any energy left. And that means you get sick, that means you get tired of the smallest things. And it also means it takes quite awhile for it to charge again. And that's what's happening now. And every time I do a little bit too much, I become a little bit too tired. And that makes it even longer, that makes this period of being sick and having this burnout even longer.
"With a healthy body, it's already quite a heavy thing to do a show or a tour a kick-ass thing to do, but energy-wise, it's pretty tough. With a sick body, or with this empty battery, it's not possible.
"So, again, we have to cancel and I feel very bad about it, 'cause I miss it so much, I miss you guys very much, I miss my REVAMP guys a lot.
"I know you can't really see that I'm sick this layer of makeup is making me look very healthy. And I can do nice things, I can do a little bit more every day. But for now, it's all about charging the battery, and it's gonna take a little longer.
"I already read a lot of very supportive messages online a lot of people understand and support me and support the band. That's definitely heartwarming and I definitely hope that you can have a little more patience.
"I can't wait to have my battery recharged, I can't wait to go back onstage to sing and play music again, and I can't wait to see you again. I really hope that charging this battery will make me stronger than ever before and that we can rock again as before."
REVAMP's self-titled debut album was released in Europe on May 28, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
After the breakup of AFTER FOREVER, Jansen decided she wanted to start over and present a new band to the public as soon as possible. To accomplish this, she joined forces with two additional songwriters to first compose, then record an album. A live band formed soon after the CD's completion, which got her back on stage where she belongs.
REVAMP touring lineup:
* Floor Jansen: Vocals
* Jaap Melman (DREADLOCK PUSSY, PENDEJO): Bass
* Ruben Wijga (INSOMNIA): Keyboards
* Jord Otto: Guitar
* Arjan Rijnen (PENDEJO): Guitar
* Matthias Landes (DARK FORTRESS): Drums