In a statement released earlier, which I didn’t get to read, the band had this to say according to Metal Underground.
“Glorior Belli are forced to cancel their participation to the North-American tour with Absu.
“Candlelight was not qualified enough to get everything arranged legally for the coming of the band and couldn’t acquire the appropriate papers. Therefore we have no other choice but to pull out.
“They had all the time necessary and this mess is INEXCUSABLE. We strongly condemn this organization and are extremely disappointed by this kind of attitude coming from our label.”
However the band has changed their tune slightly on the MySpace stating that
“It was impossible for our label Candlelight to get everything arranged legally for the coming of the band”
And that it was the people reading the first statement who missed the point.
I don’t know exactly what’s going on but personally I think that first point is hard to miss.
In the end it all boils down to them being French.