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Polyphia Drummer Clay Aeschliman Set For Surgery After Dislocating His Clavicle


As those who planned to attend the final two dates of Polyphia‘s summer tour last week are likely well aware, the band’s drummer Clay Aeschliman is currently on the injury reserve list. It has been revealed that Aeschliman dislocated his clavicle in an unspecified accident, forcing the band to postpone their planned shows in Ft. Worth and Austin, TX.

A statement issued several days ago by the group reads as follows:

“We want to start off by saying how proud we are for how this tour has turned out. You all sold out every single show, and we are feeling very grateful to have you as our fans.

Unfortunately, Clay Aeschliman got in an accident (he’s okay) and dislocated his clavicle, and will need surgery to put it back in place. He is in a lot of pain and is unable to lift his arm on that side.

Because we want to be able to deliver the absolute best Polyphia show in its purest form, we have come to the extremely difficult decision to postpone our last two shows in Ft. Worth and Austin, as we believe our true vibe on stage together as the four of us cannot be replicated without one of us.

We simply cannot put into words how disappointed we are that we won’t be able to finish the tour this week, but will make sure the postponed shows are absolutely immaculate, as you have all been amazing to us and deserve nothing less. Refunds are available upon request and tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates. We will keep you updated as soon as we have something booked and ready to announce.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding of the situation. We know it’s an all around shitty thing to have to work around, but you can count on us to make it up to you.

Much love and oh man.


Last week saw the band officially announce an October 28th release date for their new album “Remember That You Will Die“. The burgeoning progressive rock group recruited numerous special guests to join them on that effort, including Deftones vocalist/gutiarist Chino Moreno, guitar legend Steve Vai, rapper $not and more. You can find an official music video for that album’s latest single, “ABC“, which features Sophia Black, here.

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