Insane Clown Posse has canceled its promotional in-store tour for its new album “The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost,” the group announced Thursday.
According to a statement, issues with ICP member Joey “Shaggy 2 Dope” Utsler’s probation sent the Clowns home from an appearance in Silverdale, Washington, and the group canceled the remaining 12 dates on its tour, which kicked off April 28 in Metro Detroit. It was set to wrap May 24 in Columbus, Ohio.
“We thought we had everything worked out and squared away to travel cross-country and meet up with the Juggalo fam,” the group’s Joseph “Violent J” Bruce said in the statement. “But probation is serious (expletive) and we can’t (expletive) around with that.”
According to Michigan Department of Corrections records, however, Utsler is no longer on probation, and his case was closed in April 2013.
The group promised to resume touring “very soon” and assured fans its annual Gathering of the Juggalos, scheduled for July 22-25 in Thornville, Ohio, would go on as planned.
“The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost” debuted at No. 17 on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart.