High on Fire Cancel 2019 North American Tour Over Medical Emergency
In October, it was announced that High on Fire were dropping off their co-headlining tour with Municipal Waste as frontman Matt Pike necessitated a partial toe amputation. The surgery was successful and a 2019 tour was scheduled to begin on Jan. 10, but unfortunately more medical issues have forced the band to nix this next set of dates as well.
Matt Pike had the following to say,
“Dear Friends and fans,
To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancelation. 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!”
See the list of affected dates at the bottom of the page.
High on Fire received their first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for the title track to their 2018 album, Electric Messiah. The song is up against Between the Buried and Me's "Condemned to the Gallows," Deafheaven's "Honeycomb," Trivium's "Betrayer" and Underoath's "On My Teeth."
CANCELED High on Fire 2019 Tour Dates
Jan. 10 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
Jan. 11 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
Jan. 12 – Richmond, Va. @ Broadberry
Jan. 13 – Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 15 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ TLA
Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw
Jan. 18 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
Jan. 19 – Montreal, Quebec @ Fairmount
Jan. 20 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
Jan. 22 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
Jan. 23 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway
Jan. 25 – Denver, Colo. @ Oriental
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