Lamb Of God is currently targeting October 26th as the start date for a US tour. Dates and cities will be released as soon as possible. Randy will be making a public statement discussing his time in Prague and thanking fans worldwide for their support in the next week.
Czech Republic news source Blesk.cz earlier reported that Randy Blythe had been released from the Czech prison he's been holed up in for over a month on manslaughter charges.
Blythe was released yesterday, Thursday, August 2nd, and boarded a flight today at 1 PM (CEST), expected to land in New York this afternoon.
Blythe was held in custody after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by Czech police at the Prague airport on Wednesday, June 27th. It is alleged that during a May 24th, 2010 Lamb Of God concert, Blythe pushed a 19-year-old fan, who had climbed onstage, back into the audience. The fan lapsed into a coma and died of a bleeding in the brain fourteen days later.
“I can confirm that Blythe was released yesterday afternoon,” said Gabriela Pohlová, a spokeswoman for the prison. Court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková added, “The decision was reached yesterday at the end of a closed session. The only condition of release was the approximately 8 million Czech Koruna bail ($400,000).”
Slipknot will host their first ever Knotfest August 17th in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex, and August 18th in Somerset, WI at Somerset Amphitheater.
Described as "an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience," Knotfest will feature performances from:
LAMB OF GOD
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Complete details can be found at Knotfest.com.