Europe fans -
We’re heartbroken to announce that we will not be able to make our EU and UK tour with Hypno5e and TALIA, due to visa issues and logistical problems.
Acquiring work visas for Indian citizens is generally a tricky and unpredictable process which can sometimes take extremely long without us knowing why. We have usually been lucky in the past and gotten our processed passports in time, and on several occasions have had to pay very high fees to expedite our applications, but were always eventually able to get our passports back in time for our flights out. On some occasions, it took 4 days to process, and on other occasions, nearly 4 weeks.
When half our UK visas didn’t come a few days ago, we decided to cancel the 3 UK shows, as we couldn’t put on a professional headline show with half our core members missing. This, coupled with the costs of having to change all our booked flights, put our budget deep in the red before we had even gotten started. To make matters worse, Keshav’s Schengen visa ended up not coming at all. We considered all possible outcomes and explored every avenue possible to make these shows happen, including doing the tour without our founding member, sacrificing all crew besides our sound engineer, etc. A number of further logistical breakdowns occurred over the past few days, and we realised that by doing the tour we would run ourselves into very deep financial trouble that we might not be able to recover from.
It’s devastating for us to have to take this decision, and for what it means for our support bands Hypno5e and TALIA, and we hope you all understand our reason for having to pull out. We promise to make it up to you by returning to Europe and the UK as soon as we possibly can.
All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.