Godsmack Scraps European Tour

Hard rock act Godsmack has canceled its summer European tour, which was set to begin July 13 in Manchester, England. According to a spokesperson, the band "had a few projects with contractual deadline

Hard rock act Godsmack has canceled its summer European tour, which was set to begin July 13 in Manchester, England. According to a spokesperson, the band "had a few projects with contractual deadlines that couldn't be moved, so they were unable to keep the European dates. They will look to go over there in the future," with dates to be determined.

The group has also backed out its planned appearance on the European edition of Ozzfest, to be headlined by Ozzy Osbourne. It is not known who will replace Godsmack on the trek.

Godsmack will honor its commitment to play the Fuji Rock Festival on July 26 in Nigata, Japan. The three-day event will also feature Underworld, Bjork, Coldplay, Elvis Costello and Steve Winwood.

The group was to be touring in support of its latest Universal album, "Faceless," which has sold 706,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The latest single from the set, "Serenity," is No. 29 in its second week on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.