New York power metallers Lost Legacy announce they will be canceling their tour.
Tour is been scheduled for April and May with Whiplash, Doro, Flotsam & Jetsam. The tour dates were to be in support of their new album “In The Name of Freedom” released on March 20, 2020 via Pure Steel Records.
The band Lost Legacy issued the following statement:
Dear fans and friends. We regret to announce the cancellation of our tour. It is unfortunate, but due to the worldwide pandemic, it’s unrealistic to think it will be safe to go on as planned.
It saddens us because this was to be the first leg of our tour supporting our newly released album “In The Name of Freedom”. Months went into planning, money, and resources to make this tour a reality. But it is best at this time to put people’s health first, this is priority one. Stay home and be safe! You can support us by getting a copy of our new album. We will look at planning another tour soon. Meanwhile be safe and see you soon!”
Featuring forty-six minutes of pure metal, Lost Legacy’s sophomore release is a concept album serving as an act II to their debut full length, which was inspired by the tragedy of 9/11. The album “In The Name of Freedom” is available on Puresteel-Shop.com, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and Spotify.
The Lost Legacy comments about the full length:
For ‘In The Name of Freedom” the inspiration was driven by Dave’s desire to write about ‘the men and women’ of our armed forces. Also about the lack of judgment among many media outlets that report without having all the facts – and how it divides people.
The album concept follows as part II to our first self-released album ‘The Aftermath’. Album was inspired by the tragedy of 9/11. Vocalist Dave Franco took pen to paper and wrote about the tragedies and the heroism of first responders, soldiers and the survivors of this sad day in our history.
In The Name of Freedom’ is dedicated to the people of our armed forces that have sacrificed everything to protect our freedoms. As a band, we do not support war, but we are supportive of our troops. Also wanted to express our feelings about what they go through and the difficulties they face. Difficulties from dealing with their own mortality and PTSD. It’s our way to honor them and say thanks. The album also has a song “Take Me Away” that relates to the way media outlets present news about shootings in our country. They before all the facts are known, emit conclusions and judgments. That has an effect on people by causing divide, riots, and misunderstandings
This album delivers a twin guitar assault that blends heavy melodic riffs, intellectual musicianship, and superb vocals.
Lost Legacy has been around since 1998 and their dedication to their craft shows. Having four excellent musicians and a vocalist that can play guitar and write riffs makes for a plethora of ideas. With Franco’s vocal capacity and range, it has transformed them to write music that enhances his vocal performances and gives the band the freedom to play intellectual metal.
For fans of Fates Warning, Metal Church, and Testament, Lost Legacy is classic power metal with a modern edge.
Canceled Tour Dates: In The Name of Freedom US Tour 2020
April 25 – Club Revolution – Amityville, NY %
May 3 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY *
May 4 – Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA *
May 6 – The Winchester – Cleveland, OH *
May 7 – Reggies – Chicago, IL *
May 11 – Dingbatz, Clifton NJ +
% = Whiplash
* = Doro
+ = Flotsam and Jetsam