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Godsmack just ended their festival run and co-headlining tour with Shinedown last week where Asking Alexandria supported. The band were set to embark on a European tour at the end of this month, but they’re now postponing it following the loss of a family member.

The band announced the postponement today following the death of Joey Fay, the son of guitarist Tony Rombola. Fay was 34, and no cause of death has been revealed.

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Vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna released a statement on behalf of the band, which was posted to their website. Erna asks that fans give Rombola and his family the privacy they deserve at this time. He also promises the dates will be rescheduled beginning in 2019.

You can read it in full below.

“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!”

Godsmack’s most recent performance was Oct. 13 at the Aftershock Festival. You can see a clip from their set below.

As mentioned, the dates (seen below) are postponed until 2019, and further details on rescheduling will be announced soon.

10/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset
10/30 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
11/01 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
11/02 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
11/04 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute
11/05 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
11/07 – London, UK @ Forum
11/08 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
11/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melweg
11/11 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
11/12 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
11/14 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex
11/16 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmattazz 2
11/18 – Milan, IT @ Magazzini, Generalli
11/19 – Munich, DE @ Tonhalle
11/20 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Wien
11/22 – Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
11/24 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Music Club
11/26 – Bucharest, RO @ Arenele Romane
11/27 – Sofia, BG @ Arena Armeec Sofia