Pierce the Veil Guitarist Tony Perry to Miss Start of Warped Tour After Mountain Bike Accident
Pierce the Veil will be short a man as they kick off their summer on the Vans Warped Tour later this week. Guitarist Tony Perry recently was hospitalized for a pretty serious mountain biking accident which resulted in multiple injuries and he'll miss at least the beginning of the band's Vans Warped Tour dates.
Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes checked in online with an update revealing the scary extent of Perry's injuries, but also revealed that the guitarist has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. Check out Fuentes' post on Perry below:
Hey everyone, it’s Vic. I’m sad to say that I have some bad news for you. Our guitar player @tonyperry was recently hospitalized for an incident while riding his mountain bike last weekend. He sustained 3 broken ribs, a torn shoulder, collapsed lung and a broken sternum, for which he needed immediate surgery to repair. Fortunately, his surgery went very well, and he is expected to make a full recovery. He was released from the hospital yesterday, but due to doctors orders, he will not be joining us for the beginning of Warped Tour until he is healthy enough to play. We will still be carrying on with the tour as planned, and we hope to see @tonyperry back on stage with us very soon. Your fan support is greatly appreciated, so be sure to send Tony some love while he’s healing up! Thanks and we’ll see you all on Warped!
The band did not reveal who will be filling in for Perry during his absence, but they appear to be ready to proceed without him. The Vans Warped Tour kicks off this Friday (June 19) in Pomona, Calif. Dates run through Aug. 8 in Auburn, Wash., after which the band will head off to the U.K. for a handful of August performances. See all of Pierce the Veil's dates here.
Pierce the Veil are reportedly eyeing a new album release this year, but at present, you can find them on the Vans Warped Tour compilation. The group placed their song "A Match Into Water" on the disc. The double-disc set features 50 tracks, including cuts from Black Veil Brides, Memphis May Fire, We Came as Romans, Blessthefall and many more. Pierce the Veil's Vic Fuentes is featured on the cover. It's currently available here.