Unfortunately, due to the untimely illness of Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter they have had to postpone their entire upcoming UK/European tour, which included a headlining slot at this year's Takedown Festival in Southampton on Saturday 15th March.
Chimaira issued this official statement earlier this week:
'I'm sorry to say that Chimaira will have to postpone the upcoming European and UK dates. I am extremely sick at the moment with pneumonia and have been advised not to travel for a minimum of two weeks. The last thing we want to do is cancel. We are working to reschedule the shows and will have new dates set up shortly. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we hope to get over there ASAP. – Mark'
Fear not though as we have found, and are very pleased to announce, a worthy replacement in the form of London based metallers Rise to Remain, who will now be headlining the Total Uprawr Stage. Rise to Remain have made appearances at Download, Sonisphere as well as extensively toured Europe and the UK. They won a Kerrang! Award for 'Best British Newcomer' in 2010, and were voted 'Best New Band' at the 2010 Metal Hammer 'Golden God' Awards. In February this year Radio 1 premiered a brand new track 'Over and Over' from their highly anticipated 2nd studio album which they've been recently tucked up in a studio busy writing.
We're excited to welcome Rise to Remain to Takedown 2014!
Tickets for Takedown are available now from www.takedownfestival.co.uk priced at just £30, or £34 including official after show party.