Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have issued the following update:
"Ahhh, not so awesome beginning of the C U LaTouR [with MINISTRY and HEMLOCK]! We just wanna say we're sorry [to] you guys who came out to the Calgary show especially!
"The routing/distances for this tour was insane for the first couple shows and us being stuck at the U.S/Canada border for a few hours meant we didn't make it in time for the Calgary show!
"For the first Vancouver show at the Croatian culture center — same thing! Too far a drive to actually make it in time, so everything was way delayed which in turn meant that we had to cut the set real short! Three songs!! How's that for a MESHUGGAH set!!? Kinda embarrasing, but things were out of our hands!! We were there in time but the semi with all the stage gear was very late and with a 11 p.m curfew....
"Basically, the start of this tour was just routed insanely and as for the rest of the tour, we shouldn't run into these issues.
"So again, we apologize to those of you who came out to the shows to see us, only to find we didn't play or as for the Vancouver show — only played for 15 minutes!"
MESHUGGAH's latest album, "obZen" sold 11,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the 7,000 first-week total achieved by its predecessor, "Catch 33", which landed at No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart back in June 2005.
Please do not give up.
God Bless MESHUGGAH.