Eyehategod Announce More Shows with Mike IX Williams + Offer New Update on the Vocalist’s Health
Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX Williams continues to be on the mend after undergoing a successful liver transplant in December — and that mend seems to be going well. In addition to Williams’ already-announced return to the stage at Berserker Fest on April 14 (which, appropriately, is Williams’ 49th birthday), Eyehategod have now booked two more shows with the frontman back in tow:
4/15/2017 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2017 Brooklyn Bazarre – Brooklyn, NY
Williams, meanwhile, has offered this update on his health:
“Finally! This an update that’s totally loooong overdue, people. I apologize for the tardiness but I just started an entirely new beginning of an existence previously destined to be cut short by the ravages of a hard life lived. I’m back, motherfuckers! And I feel pretty amazing, although I have a very long way to go as far as being one thousand percent fully healed, but my doctors are completely stoked at my progress so far. This miracle of the modern medical process has literally bought me a second chance at living! Now on to the real stars of the show: YOU! My family, friends and fans: You truly stole my heart and made me aware that love really does exist in this current climate of hatred because of someone’s skin color, beliefs, or personal identity, you people came to the rescue like nobody’s business and we love you! To be honest, we still need you! Of major, ultra-special note is the New Orleans #IXLivesIXLives benefit gigs. I was unable to attend any of the shows because of doctors’ orders, but word is that the entire weekend was the ultimate example of mass friendship, hope and care for one another in a time of need. Many many thanks to everybody involved, me and my beautiful rock star of a wife Michelle, thank you from the bottoms of our filthy hearts! We were and still are, over-freaking-whelmed at the outpouring of support from all the wonderful humans out in this world, you maniacs have completely outdone yourselves…”
After Hanneman and Lemmy and the other legendary musicians who succumbed to “the ravages of a hard life lived” in recent years, metal has been long overdue for a happy ending. Here’s hoping he lives at least another 49 years.