FLOTSAM AND JETSAM haben ihre komplette Europatour und somit auch ihren Auftritt auf dem KEEP IT TRUE-Festival abgesagt. A.K. hat sich für eine Hubschrauber-Feuerwehr-Ausbildung beworben und wird diese nun genau in diesem Zeitraum bestreiten. Die Veranstalter des KIT zeigen sich enttäuscht: Wenn die Chance besteht, dass man eine Tour nicht spielen kann, unterschreibt man keine Verträge. Das KEEP IT TRUE wird in Zukunft auf jeden Fall nicht mehr auf die Band zurückgreifen. Derzeit ist man auf der Suche nach einem gleichwertigen Ersatz.
Das Statement von Craig Nielsen zur Absage:
Just checking in to explain the European tour cancellation, as the agents who I expected to give a reason in their press release apparently failed to do so. A.K. applied some time ago, long before the tour was being put together, for acceptance into a helicoptor flight training academy in Arizona. He wants to be a helicoptor fire fighter which is an amazing career goal at this point in his life. Ambition does not begin to describe the scope of this undertaking. There is an extreme amount of study, determination, commitment, concentration and BALLS that are required to make it through the education. The thing was,nobody really thought he would be approved for the very large loan for the enrollment. Fortunately for him he was, although somewhat after the dates in Europe were being finalized. The band very much regrets having to postpone this tour. The Bang Your Head festival 3 months ago was a GREAT time for this band and we really were ready to take Europe by storm on this November tour. The band will definitely attempt to reschedual as soon as school for A.K.winds down. The band sincerely apologises to EVERY single person who was involved with attempting tomake this happen,and of course most of all to all of our fans that were disappointed with the latest news. The band has nothing but love for ALL OF YOU!! Flots Til Death!!