I am somewhat surprised that they are going to try to forge ahead with this tour. I might still try to catch the show, but I am afraid the attendance won't be very good. I have been told that Firewind only drew about 150 people (or less?) at the Chicago show this year.
On a similar note, I read that Fates Warning only drew about 150 at their show in London last month. That is pathetic. I would love to see them tour the States.