A medical emergency has forced High on Fire to dropped out of their co-headlining tour with Municipal Waste. Frontman Matt Pike will have one of his toes partially amputated, which will leave him unable to perform on the outing and will sideline the band for the remainder of the year.

The California group has released the following statement: “Matt has a medical emergency culminating in the partial amputation of one of his toes. The scheduling of this procedure is immediate and the recovery time will overlap our intended tour with MW. We will unfortunately be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!”

The 17-date co-headlining outing was announced back in August. "The Speed of the Wizard" tour will continue on without High on Fire. The tour will feature Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust and Haunt, with Gwar playing on three dates.

Municipal Waste have also provided the following statement: "First and foremost we wish our friend Matt the best of luck with his recovery. We need him, the metal world in general needs him. We would much rather have him miss a tour to heal up rather than not having any more Matt Pike music in the future. High on Fire’s new album is amazing and we love him and his band mates so much. That being said after much discussion us Toxic and Haunt are still going to do the tour. It just makes sense, why make something negative worse? Get better Matt we love you.”

High on Fire released their eighth album, Electric Messiah, back on Oct. 9. "The Speed of the Wizard" tour kicks off Nov. 2 in Dallas, Texas. See all the tour dates here.

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