Black Stone Cherry, who are finishing up a tour of the United States in support of their latest release, 'Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea,' regret to inform fans that they will be unable to take part in this year's Shiprocked Cruise as scheduled.

After reading the statement from frontman Chris Robertson, however, I think you'll understand!

"I regret to inform you that Black Stone Cherry will not be able to be a part of this year's Shiprocked Cruise. I have received a blessing and my son will be born on November 25th, if everything goes to plan. The due date being so close to the date of the cruise has caused us to have to cancel our performances. I hate it, but with our band and our friend Alan we all live 'family first'. I hope you all understand. And hope to see you on Shiprocked 2013!!"

Congratulations to Chris and his family!

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