DEATH TO ALL TOUR FIASCO

Rumours have been swirling in regards to the recent Death To All tour, which brought musicians who played on a range of Death’s albums to various US cities, under the Death banner.

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The tour, which ended in June, was to celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as raise awareness for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity providing financial assistance to career musicians faced with illness, disability or age-related problems.

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However, allegations have arose claiming that Sick Drummer Magazine, the organisers of the tour, have not fulfilled VIP merch orders, and rumours that the musicians involved have not been getting paid. After many complaints posted on the tour, and Death’s, Facebook pages, Sick Drummer Magazine issued a statement, which then prompted Death’s manager, Eric Greif, to reply with his own. For the sake of brevity, Greif’s statement will appear in a post following this one, HERE.

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Sick Drummer Magazine’s statement:

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“We have seen everything online regarding the Death To All Tour and the negative light being shined upon us. There are always two sides to every story and we assure you that we did nothing more than tried to the best of our abilities to put on a great tour for all involved. The tour was (from what we understand) one of the best shows the majority of those who attended have ever seen, but unfortunately the tour just did not make as much money as originally projected.

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“As for the talk of VIP merch orders not being filled or money from merch orders being held, we never held that money at all, as it was collected by a third party and all the post-tour orders have shipped. We personally made replies on the DTA facebook regarding the post-tour merch orders and when they all shipped, but are no longer able to post on that page as we have been removed, even though we created it. Regarding the CD/LP for the VIP package holders, if our recordings are never able to be released, we have another exclusive item to make it up to all of you.

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“The Atlanta and Dallas dates that were postponed were changed to cancelled so that general admission/VIP ticket holders could get their refunds if they wanted them, rather than wait for new dates. We always had the intent of making up those shows. If you have not received a VIP package refund for those dates, please send us a message and we will take care of you in short order. We can assure you that everyone on the tour has received full or partial payment and we have entered into individual agreements to resolve all payments remaining. As far as Sweet Relief is concerned, they will receive the full amount that was originally pledged, based on the agreement we have in place with them. We are the only ones to walk away from this tour making nothing and that’s fine with us. We lost money on the tour and to imply otherwise is simply false.

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“We have spent the last 4 years promoting music for next to nothing and know our true fans understand our dedication, loyalty and sacrifice,” says Sick Drummer’s statement. “Seeing recent posts on Facebook pages and other websites that have garnered physical threats of violence against us, is both shocking and sad. Were there mistakes made? Yes, there are mistakes made on most tours. Do tours fail on a regular basis? Yes. Was this a huge tour to put together? Yes. Do we deserve to have violent threats made against us? Absolutely not.

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“In the end we are still happy and honored to have been the ones to conceive, create and bring this tour to all the fans that were able to see it. We stand by all of our commitments/responsibilities and have never ventured from that ground.”

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Read the response from Death’s manager, Eric Greif, HERE

 

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