Some very sad news to share from the Godsmack camp this afternoon. The band are having to postpone their European Tour, which included three UK shows, because of the sudden and unexpected death of the son of their guitarist Tony Rombola.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has made the following statement on behalf of the Rombola family and the band:
“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!”
All dates from the tour will be rescheduled in due course.
Everyone here at Rock Sins sends our condolences to Tony and his family.