By DJ Monk

W.A.S.P. have today (Monday 15 June) announced the cancellation of their forthcoming ‘1984 To Headless’ tour, which was due to include 13 dates in the UK and Ireland in October.

W.A.S.P. – or, more accurately band founder, frontman and manager Blackie Lawless – blamed continuing uncertainty around the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and the “complexity and scheduling of future touring plans”. A statement on the band’s official Facebook page, said:

“Due to the Worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic, W.A.S.P. has been forced to cancel their “1984 to Headless” Tour. Because of the complexity and scheduling of future touring plans, the “1984 to Headless” Tour will not be able to be performed at this time. Although we are saddened to have to miss this tour, we would hope to look at doing that Special Tour at some point in the future.

“In the coming weeks we will make a Special Announcement as to those future plans.

“For ticket refunds, please contact the original point of purchase locations for a complete refund.

“This is certainly not the way we would have wanted this Tour to end. There was a tremendous amount of work and preparation that went into the planing [sic] for this Tour. But the Band are still hard at work in what will be a coming period of memorable events including recording, a book and touring.

“Trust us, the wait WILL BE WORTH IT!

“The next couple of years are going to be INTENSE!!”

The tour, which was billed as a “a celebration of hits from the band’s first four albums” was due to have kicked off in Bristol on 1 October and continue through London, Nottingham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Wolverhamton, Leeds, Norwich and Cardiff, before finishing in Coventry on 15 October.