Swedish sleaze rockers Crashdiet had a fantastic run of concerts this summer and were scheduled to continue in the same vein through September. After playing HRH Sleaze Fest in England on the 26th and 27th of August, they were supposed to have a show at the Indoor Summer Fest in Hamburg on September 2nd. However, they ended up missing this performance.
The day before the concert, an announcement came from the Indoor Summer Fest, not from the band, stating that they were canceling the show due illness. The band remained silent for several days before officially explaining why they needed to cancel that show, along with the upcoming dates in Finland. Furthermore, we had a man on the scene that day in Hamburg who was expecting to see the band for the first time, along with other bands like Hardcore Superstar. You can read the full review here.
Here is the official statement that the band made on September 8th:
Finland tour postponed until 2024
Due to health related reasons we are forced to move our upcoming shows in Finland to September 2024.
Gabriel shares a statement about this decision:
“Dear CRASHDÏET fans,
I have decided to take a break from touring for a while. There are some things in life which come in an unexpected way and demand your full attention. My aim has always been to deliver 100% on stage and at this point I won’t be able to do this. I understand your disappointment about the moving of the shows but hope we can go wild together in full force in 2024. Thank you for all the love and support so far.”
As big Crashdiet fans, we are truly sorry that this has happened, and we wish Gabriel and anyone else in the band a speedy recovery. We hope that things get better because this is of the utmost importance.
On the other hand, we need to express some concerns about the band. As many of you already know, Crashdiet has had four different singers in their roughly 20-year career. Additionally, they recently replaced the original drummer and bassist. We sincerely hope that this time it won’t be the case, and it’s only going to be a temporary pause due to illness, as they explained.
Crashdiet has always somehow managed to navigate through these significant lineup changes, and they would certainly do it again. However, this version of Crashdiet with Gabriel as their singer has produced two fantastic records, “Rust” (2019) and “Automaton” (2022), and they really seemed like the perfect fit for each other. That being said, we genuinely hope that after all of this, they will resume touring and producing great music together because they simply have the best combination and energy, perhaps since Dave Leppard passed away.
You can watch our review of their latest album Automaton here.