Swedish melodic rockers DEAD BY APRIL have been forced to cancel their previously announced concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg this week. The band states, “Due to [vocalist] Jimmie [Strimell] having a severe bout of sickness, he has been advised to rest and not perform until he has fully recovered.
“The Russian shows are currently being rebooked for later on this year, so please contact the venue/ticket agent for more information regarding your tickets.
“All remaining announced shows will go ahead as planned.
“We don’t like disappointing our fans, but we hope that you understand our need for having to rearrange these shows this time. We will be back, ready to make up for this over the next few months!”
DEAD BY APRIL‘s second studio album, “Incomparable”, was released in Sweden on September 21, 2011 through Universal Music. Produced by Swedish studio-meister Jacob Hellner (RAMMSTEIN) in his own Big Island Studio in Stockholm, the CD was mixed by fellow RAMMSTEIN regular Stefan Glaumann and features session guitar work from Pontus Hjelm, who left DEAD BY APRIL in 2010 to focus more on the writing and production side; his songs (including “More Than Yesterday”, a demo version of which was included on the compilation mini-album “Stronger”, released via Spinefarm) also feature, providing the all-important continuity with the self-titled debut, a Top 2 outing in Sweden.