I have a feeling Karl Sanders will never get to see Egypt. I figured that Nile could make a stop over to the country he is obsessed with on their way to their Indian tour.
Well, that tour is not happening. Sorry, all of you dudes we know check us out from India. Google analytics says we have tons of readers in India.
“We are extremely sad to inform this to our fans in India that our tour of India has been called off as the visas for three of the members were refused today by the Indian embassy in Washington D.C.,” says Nile in a statement.
That visa process is no joke. I have been through it. I basically had to verbally blow this one dude just to have my application considered.
“Two people in the travel party were granted the visas in Houston and in Athens, but the rest were not — for reasons that none of us know,” the band says.
“The Indian embassy has not cited any reasons for rejection of the visas. It was, and is, beyond the control of the band, either of the promoters or the artist management. We did all we could to make this happen and tried working on getting the three visas for almost a month! The promoters — Dream Rigs Entertainment (Delhi) and Obliquity India, Lanyard Entertainment and ARK Events (Bangalore) — want all fans to know who have booked tickets ‘online’ that they shall be refunded in full by the respective ticketing companies for Delhi and Bangalore concerts. But this is not the end and all of us are going to try to get Nile back to India.”
Nile’s forthcoming album, At the Gate of Sethu, will be out in late spring or early summer through Nuclear Blast.
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