OpethJonas Åkerlund

Opeth Cancel Immediate Shows Due To Illness


Opeth have cancelled three immediate dates of their ongoing North American tour with Graveyard as a result of illness. Dates affected by the matter include:

02/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/18 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
02/19 Toronto, ON – Rebel

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The band hope to reschedule the dates, but there has been confirmation yet regarding as to when and if that will happen. The trek is now expected to continue in New York City on February 21st. The band’s frontman/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt commented of that:

“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.”

You can catch the band out with Graveyard at the remaining shows:

02/21 New York, NY – Apollo Theater (tickets)
02/22 New York, NY – Apollo Theater (tickets)
02/23 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore (tickets)
02/25 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (tickets)
02/26 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (no Graveyard) (tickets)
02/28 Houston, TX – House of Blues (tickets)
02/29 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (tickets)
03/01 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (no Graveyard) (tickets)
03/02 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom (tickets)
03/04 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (tickets) may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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