This Just In: Opeth Cancels Some North American Dates Due To Illness

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Back in October we shared the news about the return of Opeth to our shores and a North American Tour. The full scoop on that and some album discussion can be found by clicking HERE. Sadly, with road travel there sometimes comes an issue. Read on down below the original poster.

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The Statement:
“I regret to inform you that we have to cancel the following shows on the North American run: Worcester, Toronto and Montreal. The reason being ”acute laryngitis” according to the doc. It all started with voice problems in Royal Oak, Michigan. I had a doctor take a look at me before that show, and even if he gave me the all-clear in terms of being free from flu symptoms and the likes, he couldn’t dismiss potential problems with the vocal cords. Which indeed I had during Saturdays show. So we have a day off to rest during Sunday and arrived in sunny Worcester Monday morning to another doctor’s appointment. This time the doctor advised a 3-4 day rest due to “acute laryngitis”. We set the stage up and started getting ready for soundcheck anyways. As I was warming up my voice it was abundantly clear that I was not going to be able to perform at the level where I want to be vocally. I sounded like a goddamn troll. And not in a good way.

So, I’ll end this rant with a massive apology to the people looking forward to tonight’s event as well as to our Canadian friends. We are currently looking into postponing these cancelled shows and come back hopefully with a clean bill of vocal-health and everything else. Try and make it up to you. In the meantime…I’ll watch TV. The joy!”

All ticket buyers can get a refund at their point of purchase if so desired but you can also opt to hang onto your tix as we’re definitely intending to reschedule these shows and all purchased tickets will remain valid for these.

The Tour Dates:
CANCELLED: Feb 17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
CANCELLED: Feb 18 – MTelus – Montreal, QC
CANCELLED: Feb 19 – Rebel – Toronto, ON
Feb 21 – Apollo Theater – New York, NY
Feb 22 – Apollo Theater – New York, NY
Feb 23 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
Feb 25 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Feb 26 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
Feb 28 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Feb 29 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving , TX
Mar 01 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO*
Mar 02 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Mar 04 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, this happens when one is travelling across distant lands and encountering a whole lot of people along the way. Let’s hope for Mikael’s well-being and that he can easily handle the shows that will be following the three cancelled ones. Those will be the NYC dates at the famed Apollo Theater and beyond. I had hoped to catch the Friday evening show but couldn’t work it out and then its onto a weekend plus of the annual Toy Fair which is going to keep my geek side busy. Should any additional news or reschedule announcements come I will be sure to show them to you here.

Official Websites:
Opeth: http://www.opeth.com
Graveyard: http://www.graveyard.se
Nuclear Blast Records: http://www.nuclearblast.com

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