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Monster Magnet Cancel Tour Because Dave Wyndorf is Having His Tonsils Removed


Have you guys ever met Dave Wyndorf, or even just seen Monster Magnet live? The guy is a total kid at heart, as friendly and affable as they come. So it’s no surprise that Wyndorf needs to have his tonsils removed, a procedure most common among young children, resulting in the cancelation of the band’s upcoming European tour.

I kid, of course: the two things are obviously not connected. But I do certainly feel bad for Wyndorf. For starters, canceling a tour feels awful: no artist ever wants to let down their fans, and that loss of income is surely gonna hurt. On top of that, surgery is no fun! So, on behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish Dave all the best and a speedy recovery from whatever underlying issue is causing trouble in his tonsils.

Here’s the full announcement, which came via the band’s Facebook page earlier today:

“Unfortunately due to a recent medical diagnosis that requires treatment to start immediately, I am forced to cancel this summer’s Monster Magnet tour of Europe. I am hopeful that we will return to the road in early 2020 with a tour celebrating Powertrip and more.

Tonsils! Who knew they could be such a big deal? Well, my doctors do and by the way I’m feeling now I’m in agreement. I’m to undergo surgery right away or risk chronic sickness and sounding like Jaba The Hut forever. (some may say the later may be an improvement but I’m not willing to risk it) I’m so sorry to cancel on everybody. Playing live and being with my Magnet road family (of which you are the BIGGEST part) is the joy of my life and I hate to let everybody down. And that includes myself. Simply put, this SUCKS but it is what it is. Gotta take care of the voice. I hope you understand.

“ROCK! – Dave”

Presumably rescheduled dates will be announced at some point in the not-too-distant future.

[via The PRP]

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