Lamb Of God was scheduled to play Prague’s Hard Rock Café in June. However, local police arrested Blyth just hours before the show on suspicion of being responsible for a fan’s death that occurred two years earlier when the band played the Abaton nightclub in the Czech Republic capital. Because police had suspected Blythe of pushing the fan off the stage, the singer was charged with “bodily harm of fourth degree and resulting in the death of a fan,” according to London’s Sun newspaper.
The arrest resulted in Lamb Of God canceling its tour plans in Europe and the U.S.
Now, after spending several weeks in jail, Blythe has been released on bail. Announcing his return to the United States, Lamb Of God issued a statement assuring fans that the band will appear at Knotfest shows in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aug. 17 and Somerset, Wis., Aug. 18. The band said it is “currently targeting Oct. 26” for the start of its U.S. tour. Expect a routing to be announced shortly.
A message from the band’s press rep says Blythe will issue statement next week “discussing his time in Prague and thanking fans worldwide for their support.”
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