High On Fire Cancels Tour As Health Woes Plague Matt Pike
Doom Metal mainstays High On Fire announced they are cancelling the 2019 leg of their “Electric Messiah Tour”. Frontman Matt Pike issued the following statement:
Dear Friends and fans,
To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancellation. I feel as though I’m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I’m gonna do.
“I am a warrior for our art, and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing and repeating nature of this is my nightmare and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one, I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of a medical report to come but right now I’m at great risk of losing it, and/or a bigger portion of my foot due to Diabetes. Which I have been managing very well.
“It just shows how this disease can affect our lives. Please forgive me, and if you know anything about me, you know this is not like me. We will be back!
We here at Metalhead World wish Matt Pike a full and speedy recovery and ask that Pike and the bands privacy be respected through this ordeal.
Refunds for the tour will be issued at the point of purchase