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Jesse Leach Needs Vocal Cord Surgery; Killswitch Engage Postpone Seven Shows

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Bummer news if you had tickets to see Killswitch Engage this month or next: you no longer have tickets to see Killswitch Engage this month or next.

The band has announced that to save the voice of frontman Jesse Leach, they’re going to have bail on their next handful of scheduled live appearances:

“We unfortunately have some unpleasant news to share. Killswitch Engage have to cancel their upcoming tour from April-26 thru May-05. Earlier today we found out Jesse needs to have surgery to repair an issue with his vocal chords. He is expected to make a full recovery and be fine for any future touring, but to avoid any future risk we unfortunately have to pull off these dates now. Our intention is to postpone the headline shows in Sayreville, Louisville, Cleveland & Poughkeepsie and get back to our fans as soon as possible. New dates for those cities will be announced soon, so please hold onto your tickets.”

Honestly metal singers do so much screaming I’m shocked things like this don’t happen more often. It’s just good to know that Leach will eventually be able to come back.

In the meantime, the other bands set to play with KSE — Hatebreed, Candiria, and The Word Alive — are planning to proceed as planned. Still sounds like a fun night out to me.

Affected dates are below:

4/26 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/28 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Fest
4/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock Fest
5/01 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
5/02 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
5/03 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
5/05 Mexico City, MEX @ Hell and Heaven Fest

[via Metal Insider]

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