As world events continue to develop, the fire in us burns harder, hotter – our desire to fight back, to play music despite fear and hate, to bring some light to those who, perhaps, need it more than ever right now. But after we wrestled with ourselves, losing sleep, sharing nightmares, we came to this realization: even stronger than our desire to play is our need to protect the people we love: our families, our crew, and the thousands of fans who would be coming to see us.
The risk is too much for us to bear. For that reason, we are sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel our upcoming eight shows in the UK + Europe. This hurts to write, and we know so many of you have been hurt more deeply than we can imagine. Our hearts go out to you, especially to those directly impacted.
When we return in February 2016 for our biggest European tour yet, together we can sing, scream, shake the ground with our feet, and maybe even heal a little. Until then, stay strong and continue to let music fill you up with love for life. We love you and we’ll see you soon. <+>
Nick, Kevin, Sean, + Eli