The Swedish glam sleaze rockers Crashdïet have just announced that their Finland tour – which should have taken place next week – will be postponed by one year, from September 2023 to September 2024. While a facebook post by Crashdïet mentions “health related reasons”, frontman Gabriel Keyes only speaks of “things in life which come in an unexpected way and demand your full attention”:
“Dear CRASHDÏET fans, I have decided to take a break from touring for a while. There are some things in life which come in an unexpected way and demand your full attention. My aim has always been to deliver 100% on stage and at this point I won’t be able to do this. I understand your disappointment about the moving of the shows but hope we can go wild together in full force in 2024. Thank you for all the love and support so far! //Gabriel Keyes”– Gabriel Keyes
The original statement can be seen below:
It is possible that Gabriel Keyes’ temporary break from touring is related to the joys of fatherhood. Also bass player Peter London has been absent from Crashdïet‘s live shows for some time now. Also here, health issues are given as a reason, which Peter London himself has confirmed, but he is also expecting his first child with his girlfriend, the Swedish politician Louise Erixon. Drummer Eric Young stepped down from his live duties already a year and a half ago, also speaking of the need to “focus on my own well being for a while”. Guitarist Martin Sweet, who is the only longtime band member at current Crashdïet live shows, revealed later on that Eric Young had “his own career”, going on tour with bigger bands as a technician.
Despite all the uncertainties, Crashdïet can already present the new dates of their Finland tour:
With regard to ticket returns, the band states:
“Tickets bought for the previous dates can be used for the new shows. If the new dates are not suitable, purchased tickets can be returned to the ticket vendor. More information about ticket return will be available via Tiketti (Tampere & Helsinki) as well as Lippu.fi (Turku).”– Crashdïet