Killswitch Engage has announced that they have had to cancel a number of shows due to vocalist Jesse Leach needed vocal chord surgery. A statement from the band reads thusly:
“Earlier today we found out Jesse needs to have surgery to repair an issue with his vocal chords. He is expected to make a full recovery and be fine for any future touring, but to avoid any future risk we unfortunately have to pull off these dates now. Our intention is to postpone the headline shows in Sayreville, Louisville, Cleveland & Poughkeepsie and get back to our fans as soon as possible. New dates for those cities will be announced soon, so please hold onto your tickets.
“In the meantime our friends in Hatebreed, Candiria and The Word Alive still plan on continuing forward with these shows. Show them your support.
“Below are all the shows impacted by this. Tickets will be available for refund at your original price of purchase for the headline shows as noted below ***.
“Thanks for your endless support and understanding. We’ll be doing all we can to get back to these places to see you all again soon.”
April 28 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville Fest
April 29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock Fest
May 1 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom***
May 2 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre***
May 3 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance***
May 5 Mexico City, Mexico – Hell and Heaven Fest