SADUS Cancel European Tour, Cite 'Urgent Family Situation'

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS have cancelled their previously announced European dates at the end of December.

According to SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio (who also plays bass in TESTAMENT), "the cancellation is the result of a very extremely fragile and urgent family situation. To be more specific — Jon Allen, our [and TESTAMENT's] drummer has been dealing with the health of his 11-year-old daughter. She has undergone a heart transplant recently. She is still and will be in the hospital for several months — where Jon will have to set up temporary residence with the rest of his family. Jon has been my best friend for over 20 years and our daughters are best friends. This horrifying situation is affecting us all immensely and the world seems to be upside down these days. I hope you can understand why we have to pull out of the shows. We realize that a lot of planning has gone into this and lot of work has been done. I am sorry for any inconveniences this far along in the planning. Hopefully when things get back to as close to normal as they can, we wish to start plans to play out again."

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