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Johnny Main
26th October 2016


US hard rockers Tyketto have made a lengthy statement on their official Facebook page confirming that their upcoming tour to support the 'Reach' album has been cancelled.

The statement in full is as follows:

"There's really no way to gently deliver this, so I will get right to it. Sharing sad news is never easy, especially with all the good vibrations that are in Tyketto's world this year. As a memorable lyric from one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs states, 'Upon us all, a little rain must fall'. As you are friends as much as fans, the entire band is at ease in sharing this news with you.

"Cancer has come to my wife a second time in as many years. Her scheduled treatment this fall will be more aggressive, including both chemotherapy and radiation. Although we both remain optimistic for a positive outcome, Isabel will have a tough fight getting there. The band has been in discussions since earlier this month on how to handle it, and we finally made the decision to carry on with the November tour while I tended to my wife and young son back in America. We've been prepping a great drummer and were planning on making an official announcement at the end of this week. Just as we thought our dilemma was manageable, more bad news has arrived.

"While on an Ultimate Eagles show with Danny (Vaughn - Tyketto founder) in Germany this past weekend, Chris Childs was summoned home. He received the sad news that it is just a matter of time before his mother passes. He was immediately on a flight back to the UK, where he currently waits with his family during this difficult time.

"We have all been over the moon excited to share the songs of (new album) 'Reach' with you live, but having two of us dealing with family emergencies at the same time will make it impossible for the band to perform this fall. It is with immensely heavy, yet confident hearts that Tyketto has made the unanimous decision to reschedule the fall tour until 2017.

"Normally a band would wait on this announcement until all their business ducks were in a row, but we know that venues need proper notification and all of you made plans taking off of work, arranging childcare and securing lodging. We understand how many people are affected by this decision, so we didn't want to wait another second. On so many levels, no one is sadder than the five of us.


"The venues and agents have all been wonderfully understanding, and we ask that you all take a breath and give us a few days to work through a mountain of logistics. This was a lengthy and complicated tour. We are diligently working on rescheduling dates and are working closely with the promoters in making sure everyone is aware of the changes.

"Like any strong family, this sad experience will do nothing but bond us tighter. Personally speaking, my brothers in Tyketto have held me up through one of the toughest times in my life, and I love all four of you for that. We will miss taking the stage together more than you will ever know, but as Mr Vaughn so beautifully penned on our last album, 'Family is what matters most of all'.

"Lastly, those of you who know the wonderfully understated Chris Childs will appreciate the volumes this short sentence speaks: 'Let's get through this difficult time and then show them what we're really made of.'

"Send Izzy and Chris all your positive energy. We can use as much as you can spare. We love you and shall see you in 2017."

The 'Reach' album was released on Friday 14th October via Frontiers Music and was recorded in the spring at the famous Rockfield Studios in Wales where such luminaries as Queen, Rush and Black Sabbath have also recorded albums. You can see more about 'Reach' right here.

The affected dates of the 'Reach' European Tour are:
Sunday 13th November - De Bousil, Weert
Monday 14th November - Spirit of 66, Verviers
Wednesday 16th November - Pacific Rock, Cergy
Friday 18th November - Hall of Fame, Wetzikon
Saturday 19th November -Riffelhof, Burgrieden
Monday 21st November - Nachleben, Frankfurt
Wednesday 23rd November - Matrix, Bochum
Thursday 24th November - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
Saturday 26th November - The Cluny, Newcastle
Sunday 27th November - O2 ABC 2 Glasgow, Glasgow
Monday 28th November - O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, Liverpool
Tuesday 29th November - O2 Academy Islington, London
Friday 2nd December - Planet Rockstock 2016, Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay
Saturday 3rd December - Thekla, Bristol
Sunday 4th December - Robin 2, Bilston
Monday 5th December - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Tyketto are:
Danny Vaughn - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Chris Green - Guitar/Vocals
Ged Rylands - Keyboards/Vocals
Chris Childs - Bass Guitar
Michael Clayton Arbeeny - Drums/Vocals


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