HIGH ON FIRE has pulled out of the previously announced "Speed Of The Wizard" co-headlining tour with MUNICIPAL WASTE. The trek was scheduled to kick off on November 2 in Dallas, Texas and run through November 26 in Santa Ana, California.
HIGH ON FIRE said in a statement: "[Frontman] Matt [Pike] 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 MUNICIPAL WASTE. We will, unfortunately, be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!"
The tour will continue as scheduled, with MUNICIPAL WASTE headlining and support from TOXIC HOLOCAUST and HAUNT.
MUNICIPAL WASTE said in a 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 bandmates 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's latest album, "Electric Messiah", was released on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne).
HIGH ON FIRE recently completeld a European co-headlining tour with ENSLAVED.
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