Our singer Lou has had very bad back problems for the last week, and yesterday he had to be taken to the hospital because he couldn't move without being in a lot of pain. He was released a few hours later, but isn't in the kind of shape that would allow him to perform on stage. We're really sorry, but we can't make the trip out to California to start the tour with Dropkick Murphys.
Our friends in Dropkick have been very cool and understanding, and although we're leaving them in a bind without the main support act they planned the tour with, they aren't canceling our spot just yet. We're going to take this day by day and see if we'll be able to meet up with the tour at some point, but it looks like we'll definitely miss the Western part of the Dropkick tour. If we can join the tour, the place and date will both depend on Lou's recovery time.
The band has been touring non-stop since the release of Death to Tyrants in 2006.