GODSMACK have been forced to postpone their upcoming European tour following the unexpected death of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola.

Please see the statement below from vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna on behalf of the band:

"With my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure.

Tony and Sue's son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of Godsmack through his Dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply.

As we await more information on how this happened, we humbly ask that you respect Tony and his family's privacy as they take time to process this and heal.

We appreciate all of your patience, prayers and support in this very trying time. And I promise you, we ARE coming back bigger and stronger in the beginning of 2019, and we WILL honor all of these tour dates in Europe and across this globe. So be ready!"

The month of European dates were set to kick off October 29 in Stockholm and follow the group's cross-country summer U.S. tour. The band's final show was Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock Festival in California. These dates will now take place in early 2019, details of which will be announced soon.

The band's European dates were as follows:

DATE                                      CITY                                   VENUE

Mon/Oct-29              Stockholm, Sweden                    Fryshuset
Tue/Oct-30                   Oslo, Norway                            Rockefeller
Thu/Nov-01            Copenhagen, Denmark                The Grey Hall
Fri/Nov-02                Hamburg, Germany                    Docks
Sun/Nov-04                 Birmingham, UK                       Institute
Mon/Nov-05                 Manchester, UK                       Ritz
Wed/Nov-07                     London, UK                           Forum
Thu/Nov-08                 Antwerp, Belgium                     Trix
Sat/Nov-10                Amsterdam, Holland                   Melweg
Sun/Nov-11                    Berlin, Germany                       Huxleys
Mon/Nov-12                 Cologne, Germany                     Live Music Hall
Wed/Nov-14                 Zurich, Switzerland                   Komplex
Fri/Nov-16                    Barcelona, Spain                        Razzmattazz 2
Sun/Nov-18                       Milan, Italy                             Magazzini, Generalli
Mon/Nov-19                Munich, Germany                       Tonhalle
Tue/Nov-20                   Vienna, Austria                          Arena Wien
Thu/Nov-22                  Warsaw, Poland                          Progresja
Sat/Nov-24                 Budapest, Hungary                       Barba Negra Music Club
Mon/Nov-26               Bucharest, Romania                     Arenele Romane
Tue/Nov-27                    Sofia, Bulgaria                            Arena Armeec Sofia

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