"I'm sorry to have to report the following, but the tour has to be brought to an end after this weekend's New York performances because of contractual difficulties.
"I learned on Tuesday, that inappropriate activity had been carried out days prior to the Chicago show, without my knowledge and approval. The unapproved activity has financially affected the tour. To be clear, the malpractice was not carried out by any of the participating bands, their labels and management.
"For legal reasons nothing further can be said for the moment. A formal press statement will be prepared after we obtain additional instruction from counsel.
"We know ultimately this affects each of you, so I will look at re-booking some/all of the dates. The dates however, will not include The Metal Gods lineup.
"Please try and provide me with your patience while I review and determine how best to move forward.
Shortly thereafter, Halford's management posted the next bit of information:
"Following up on yesterday's news; I've spoken at length with all bands on TMG Tour. Nearly all have commitments in June, etc., and have made their plans to return home.
"Testament's Manager and I have agreed to re-capture as many dates from this tour as possible. Sometime this / next week I will begin releasing confirmed west coast tour dates, etc., for the following lineup:
"Depending on venue availabilities, etc., the bands will try and work through June / early July; covering as many of the formally scheduled cities as we can. We will also look at adding some markets which were not scheduled initially.
"More details to follow.