Blythe Lockup Forces Cancellation of Lamb of God, Dethlok Tour
About a month ago it was reported that Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe had bee arrested and jailed in the Czech Republic on manslaughter charges stemming from the 2010 death of a fan at a concert, and now it is reported that he is still in jail and it is unclear if he will be allowed to post bail. Because of Blythe’s uncertain future, the band has cancelled their upcoming headlining tour with Dethklok.
MTV reports that, according to The Gauntlet, the prosecutor in the case has challenged the bail of $400,000 Blythe recently paid. This means that the prosecutor will present the judge with a reason to deny bail, and then the judge will have five days to rule, followed by another five days for the ruling to be written or published in the court. At that point, the ruling will be final and unless charges are formally filed, Blythe will be able to leave the country.
The band released a statement announcing the cancellation.
“The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour,” read the statement. “Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.”
Blythe was arrested on June 27 at a Prague airport in connection with the death of a fan at one of the band’s show in 2010. Blythe said in an interview last week that he knew nothing about any “sort of incident” and that he remembered “very few details” about the show in question.
When he was arrested, Prague police issued a statement about the arrest, saying, “We have arrested the singer and charged him with the crime of bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of the fan.”