No longer on the tour because of Visa issues. :(
June 28, 2015
Obscura won’t be able to participate in this year’s Summer Slaughter due to visa issues. We started the visa process in April a few days after we confirmed the tour but it seems that US Immigration is a lottery to get a visa in time or not.
We lost all of our flights, our gear is in Los Angeles, our US crew lost their job for a whole month and the 3000 US$ we paid for visas are non-refundable. In total Obscura lost 15000 US$ with this stunt to be straight. This is an existential amount of money for a band of this size. And personally, I face this situation a second time after 2012’s Death DTA disaster.
We have been prepared, hired a professional agency to have all visas been applied for correctly and in time – starting in April. The immigration failed to file a necessary I-797 form (the final work permission) from June 3rd – this takes up to two weeks according to their official information but they did not even started at this point, so we won’t get an estimate when we can pick up our passports/visas. To clarify, if we would try to get into the country with a tourist visa or without a visa at all the band will get deported on our own costs and get banned from the United States for 10 years.
If we jump on the tour at a later point we will lose even more money since all of our gear, production and breakables arrived in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Also booking flights a second time costs us another 8000 US$. Our coach is based in Los Angeles and paying 1000 US$ per day until we finally would be able to enter the country would ruin the band completely.
It is a bitter, frustrating situation we, our loyal fan base and all promoters and agents have to face right now. We won’t give up and we will come back to the United States, but we have to drop off Summer Slaughter 2015.
METAL INJECTION IS GIVING AWAY A PAIR OF TICKETS TO EACH STOP
June 17, 2015
We know times are tough, and there are so many metal shows out there, how could you possibly afford them all? That's why Metal Injection is yourhook up to bring you tickets to the biggest summer festivals of the year! We are soexciting to be giving away a pair of tickets to each stop of the Summer Slaughter tour, featuring Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation and some special guests to be announced.
All you have to do is fill out the below form and we'll reach out before the first stop of the tour to let you guys know if you won. Good luck, and make sure to tell your friends (and tell them to take you as their +1 if they win!)
We've teamed up with MetalSucks.net for a #SummerSlaughter blog series of themed playlists! Every week a member from each band on our 2015 lineup will be featured, with their chosen theme and list of songs! This week, Steffen Kummerer of Obscura!!
General Admission tickets go on sale : Friday May 29th
Summer Slaughter is BACK!
May 22, 2015
The Summer Slaughter Tour is back!!!!
Born of Osiris
Veil of Maya
The Acacia Strain
After the Burial
Plus Special Guests to be announced.
VIP TICKETS are on sale now.
General Admission Tickets next friday May 29th
7/28 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
7/30 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
7/31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
8/01 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/02 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
8/03 - Columbus, OH @ The Northland Performing Arts Center
8/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
8/07 - Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL* (No Born of Osiris)
8/08 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/09 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/12 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ The All Stars Tour
8/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/15 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/17 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
8/18 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
8/20 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
8/22 - Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Of Anaheim
8/23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom