Coheed and Cambria Cut Short 2019 Tour Over Heart Concern
Coheed and Cambria's 2019 touring is coming to a close sooner than expected, but with health being of concern for one of their band members the group wanted to err on the side of caution.
In a new posting, the group revealed that drummer Josh Eppard will undergo a cardiac ablation in the coming weeks. This comes after the musician suffered a recent fainting spell onstage during their recent Orlando performance. As a result, the group will call off their remaining 2019 touring, but do expect to return to the stage in 2020.
Their full announcement can be read below:
As some of you may have heard, our fantastic drummer, Josh Eppard had a fainting spell on stage early in our set Saturday night in Orlando. After a visit from the paramedics, he insisted on coming back out to finish the show- which was extremely courageous – but even with the amount of awe we felt, everyone was very concerned.
Upon his return home, Josh’s doctors advised him to undergo a procedure called a “cardiac ablation” in the coming weeks. This procedure will close an “extra pathway” to Josh’s heart, which has been causing an irregular heartbeat for some time, and is believed to be responsible for the occurrence in FL.
Due to the necessity of this procedure, Coheed and Cambria will be canceling the rest of our 2019 dates to let Josh get back to full health, so that we can make sure there will be a World for Tomorrow. We apologize from the bottom of our hearts to fans in the Midwest and those in Australia, as well as the organizers of these shows. We feel strongly that an abundance of caution is the best move for Josh and for the band at this time. Let there be no confusion, we will be back bigger and stronger in 2020, and are already planning big announcements on the horizon.
If you want to follow Josh on this journey, he will surely be documenting it on his socials @weerd_science
Thank you for your Neverending support,
Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria have been supporting their most recent album, 2018's Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures.
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