Published Oct 16, 2018Godsmack were slated to embark on a European tour at the end of this month, but have postponed the upcoming dates upon learning about the death of guitarist Tony Rombola's son.
Joe Fay passed away at the age of 34. No cause of death has been revealed yet.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna issued a statement regarding the death of his bandmate's son — who was apparently a massive fan of his dad's music. It reads:
With my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure.
Tony and Sue's son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of Godsmack through his Dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply.
As we await more information on how this happened, we humbly ask that you respect Tony and his family's privacy as they take time to process this and heal.
We appreciate all of your patience, prayers and support in this very trying time. And I promise you, we ARE coming back bigger and stronger in the beginning of 2019, and we WILL honor all of these tour dates in Europe and across this globe. So be ready!
The upcoming dates were scheduled to start on October 29 in Stockholm and wrap up in Sofia on November 27. New dates have not yet been announced, though original tickets will be honoured once the tour is rescheduled.