ANTHEM Postpones Tour; Bassist Diagnosed with Cancer
Anthem have postponed their previously announced tour after their bassist, Naoto Shibata, was diagnosed with stomach cancer. The band’s next live appearance is now scheduled to take place at the first-ever Ozzfest Japan, which will debut Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 at the Makuhari Messe Arena, just outside of Tokyo.
Says Anthem in a statement: “Please keep up your support and send your message to @anthem_official on Twitter!”
Anthem’s fifteenth studio album, Burning Oath, came out last October.