Godsmack has cancelled what would have been their Spring South American headlining tour. In a positive light, though, the band has been completely transparent though, citing that the tour was cancelled due to low ticket sales. Likely then making it not profitable for the band to do the tour as intended.
Godsmack wrote on a Twitter post: “We are heartbroken to have to announce that Godsmack cannot get to South America in April as promised. We are so saddened by this as we’ve been trying for so long to make this work, but due to the lack of ticket sales, we simply can’t find a way to fund this tour at this time. Please know we’ve tried everything we could to make it work, but it has now gone beyond our control.
“We love and appreciate our fans and will remain optimistic that we will play for your country one day. Until then, our deepest apologies.”
The band will still do their upcoming US tour with I Prevail. To be fair, Godsmack and many other mainstream rock bands from the USA of this ilk tend not to do well in territories outside the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, etc. Combined with COVID-19 still being a very real thing and many not having disposable income, and it’s likely wise for even a band like Godsmack to avoid a possible major financial setback. Plus, touring in overseas countries is always an expensive proposition.
South America 😞 pic.twitter.com/arZciqCHIH
— Godsmack (@godsmack) March 3, 2023