Ronnie Radke Of Falling In Reverse

Ronnie Radke Explains Why Falling In Reverse Cancelled Two Recent Shows Due To Vocal Cord Issues Spurred By A Lack Of Moisture At An Arena Show


Falling In Reverse cancelled a pair of planned live appearances in Florida this past weekend due to vocalist Ronnie Radke having run into some issues with his voice. After missing the band’s Orlando, FL set, Radke explained that he was having some issues with his voice, causing the band to ultimately miss a second performance in St. Augustine, FL.

He commented of that second missed appearance via his Instagram:

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“…I’m sorry, I tried guys. Just want to let you guys know I can’t do the show today. I need one more day of rest and the next show I’m going to be able to do for sure. It happens sometimes guys, there’s a lot of bands that have to do this, so I’m sorry. I’m not sick, I don’t have – it’s just the cold air in one of these venues, there’s no moisture. You can hear it in my voice.

So I got to take care of my voice, and I love you guys. I know there’s gonna be some mad people. You guys are gonna be super mad, I know. You brought your kids and stuff like that. There’s nothing I can do about it. I gotta take care of my voice. I love you guys, I promise you I’ll come back very soon, promise. Bye”

Radke in part blamed his vocal cord issues due to the air conditions at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, which the band performed at as part of a festival on April 21st.

He has since taken to the internet again to address the matter, singling out a story newly posted by Metal Injection on the matter, the headline for which specified that Radke had ‘blamed the venue’s cold air’ as a reason for his band’s missed performances.

He stated:

“When I was a kid I used to read all these media sites like the one I just posted, Metal Injection. But you know, like the older versions of that; and believe that all the singers that I would read, ‘like oh my god, they’re so crazy, the headline that I’m reading, this is so crazy.’ And you know, it kinda helped for the mystique of the rock stars I used to look up to. But it also made me realize as I got older that most of this shit is… You guys are full of shit, you know?

Singers need to cancel shows sometimes. Because sometimes the moisture can get sucked out of a giant venue because the ice hockey rink has to keep it cold so the ice doesn’t melt and stuff like that. Listen to my voice, you can hear it. I just don’t get to the show and just cancel it ’cause I’m playing video games dude, I take my job very seriously. If I cancel a show it’s because I’m legit sick or I don’t wanna further mess my voice up and stuff like that, so the neckbeard community in the comment section, you guys are really funny [laughs.]”

In a separate video, he added:

“…I was talking to a couple singers that I look up to about this. They’re like accusing me of using tracks and not singing. And then when I do cancel a show because my vocal cords, ya know… they get mad at me for that, but it’s the same people. Make up your mind man.”

He went on to say he expects to be ready to perform the band’s show tomorrow, April 25th in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

04/25 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
04/27 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater
04/29 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
04/29 Worcester, MA – Big Gig
05/02 Springfield, MO – The Shrine Mosque (feat. Slaughter To Prevail & Catch Your Breath)
05/04 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserve Forum
05/06 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
05/27 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

With Avenged Sevenfold & Pussy Riot:

06/09 Inglewood, CA – KIA Forum
06/23 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

With Ice Nine Kills, Slaughter To Prevail & Catch Your Breath:

06/26 Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
06/27 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
06/29 Hershey, PA – Giant Center

With Ice Nine Kills, Slaughter To Prevail & Crown The Empire:

06/30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
07/02 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/03 Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena

With Ice Nine Kills, Underoath & Crown The Empire:

07/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
07/06 Asheville, NC – Arena

With Ice Nine Kills, Underoath & Catch Your Breath:

07/08 Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
07/09 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
07/11 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/12 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheatre

Falling In Reverse & Ice Nine Kills:

07/14 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/15 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival

With Ice Nine Kills, Slaughter To Prevail & Crown The Empire:

07/17 Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
07/18 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
07/21 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
07/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels

With Ice Nine Kills, Our Last Night & Catch Your Breath:

07/24 Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
07/26 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
07/27 Idaho Falls, ID – Mountain America Center
07/29 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park
07/30 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Lawn

With Avenged Sevenfold:

09/16 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
09/17 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
09/19 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/20 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/22 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
09/25 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/26 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
09/28 Denver, CO – Ball Arena (support TBA)
09/30 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
10/02 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/03 Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/07 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
10/10 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/12 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/13 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/14 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

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