Today in Bad News for Good Bands
Oy yoy yoy:
- Machine Head have been forced to drop off their current tour with Dethklok, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder, because frontman Robb Flynn needs immediate surgery for an inguinal hernia… ouch. The band posted the above photo of Flynn in the hospital on their official website, along with a statement from Flynn, who both describes, in very poetic manner, what an inguinal hernia is (“What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle”), and promises that “I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks.” You can get remaining dates for the tour here.
- Scar Symmetry have been forced to cancel their North American tour, which was scheduled to kick off at the end of this month, due to visa issues. In a statement, the band promises fans that “we will work our asses off to make this up to you,” and says they’ll be back in North America in 2013.
- Last week, Shadows Fall were forced to cancel four shows on their current MetalSucks-sponsored Party the Apocalypse Tour because drummer Jason Bittner required immediate medical attention for pancreatitis (douchle ouch); the band will now resume the tour without Bittner. Brandon Lundeen from Trumpet the Harlot and Jay Waterman from Thy Will Be Done, who are both also on the tour, will be filling-in for Bittner while he recovers, which means that Shadows Fall actually got the best of these three poopy deals, ’cause at least they can keep playing for the fans. Bittner vows that “I will be doing my best to get back as soon as humanly possible without chancing a relapse.” Remaining dates for the tour, which also features MS faves God Forbid, are below:
November 14 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
November 15 – Shreveport, LA – The Warehouse
November 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room
November 17 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
November 18 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
November 20 – Midland, TX – Blue Maxx
November 21 – El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
November 22 – Gallup, NM – Juggernaut
November 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Joes Grotto