Monuments were set to kick off their North American tour today with Skyharbor, Greyhaven, and Vespera, however the band have announced that the tour will be postponed due to visa issues. Unlike most bands who struggle to get visas on time, this time the fault allegedly falls on the band’s management, and not the United States government.
The band’s full statement reads:
Unfortunately, we come with bad news.
We will be moving our North America tour to April 2020 due to complications with our US Visa’s.
All tickets bought will still be valid for the new dates.
We would of preferred to have said that this happened due to the US government with other bands having difficulty recently but ultimately this is not the case.
On August 17th, our visa’s still hadn’t been applied for, as information was missing from our label.
With an average wait time of 17 days for an embassy appointment in London, 10 days for visa approval and 7 days after the appointment to get passports back, we made the decision to move the tour rather than be any later than we already would have been.
In light of this news, we are no longer affiliated with Go Down Believing Management or Decibel touring.
Not only does this effect you all, by not being able to see us play for a further 8 months. Some of us took these 6 weeks off from work and gave away this work to other people, which most certainly isn’t ideal.
We apologise for this news, but we will be there, stronger than ever. The new dates will be announced very shortly.
We will be posting when these new dates are announced.