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Ice Nine Kills Guitarist Dan Sugarman To Miss Immediate Shows Due To Serious Medical Diagnosis, Bad Wolves & Interloper Members To Fill-In


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Ice Nine Kills have announced that they will be playing their immediate upcoming live shows without their guitarist Dan Sugarman. A new video update from Sugarman, which can be seen in full below, reveals that Sugarman recently received a serious medical diagnosis and will be taking some time off to address it focus on his health.

Speaking in part on that in the video, he offered:

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“Not too long ago, amidst the finalizing with INK team my return to the touring situation… We found a lump on my neck. Fast-forward through a bunch of biopsies, MRIs, a bunch of sleepless nights… I got the call that nobody ever wants to hear.

I have a team of incredible doctors that I trust in. We have a plan and I am ready to continue my healing surrounded by friends, family, loved ones and the amazing support of people like you. That said it’s becoming apparent that I need to sit home and sit out—at least on the very beginning—of a tour of a lifetime, literally the tour of my dreams…”

Later in the video, Sugarman reveals that his issue is thyroid related and urged those watching to get theirs checked regularly. He added, “I just need you guys to know that it’s already in the books that I’m OK. I’ve been OK, I’m gonna be OK.” The video also finds him offering various ways to help him out financially as he focuses on treatment and the recovery process.

In light of his absence, Sugarman will be replaced onstage by Miles Dimitri Baker of Interloper, etc. and Bad Wolves/God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle. Ice Nine Kills‘ impending live shows of course include a highly coveted slot opening for Metallica.

Sugarman‘s Ice Nine Kills bandmates said in a statement:

“We’re excited to see all of you European psychos as we embark on Metallica‘s M72 World Tour as well as our own Wurst Vacation headliner, all of which kicks off this weekend in Amsterdam. But unfortunately, we do so with a heavy heart. Over the last several months we had been working towards bringing our brother and lead guitarist, Dan Sugarman, back on stage with us for the first time since post-COVID touring.

As he announced today, however, Dan is unable to join us due to his recent medical diagnosis. While supporting our boy is always top of mind, Dan and the band have been working together to train two of the top guitar player sin heavy music to fill his insanely big shoes – Miles Dimitri Baker and Doc Coyle.

These two new friends of ours will join Ricky for a triple guitar onslaught the likes of which you’ve never seen.

In addition, Doc will carry Dan‘s spirit on stage with us by using his signature guitar model, The Murder Axe.

Please welcome Miles and Doc to the INK family and send Dan all the love and support he needs right now.

We’ll see you soon… The shows are right around the coroner…”

With Skynd:

04/28 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
04/29 Amsterdam, NET – Johan Crujiff Stadium (feat. Metallica & Five Finger Death Punch) (no Skynd)
05/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
05/03 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
05/04 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
05/05 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
05/07 Helsinki, FIN – Vanha Ylioppilastalo
05/08 Tampere, FIN – Olympia
05/10 Malmo, SWE – Plan B
05/12 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle 1
05/13 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
05/14 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
05/16 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
05/17 Paris, FRA – Stade de France (feat. Metallica & Five Finger Death Punch) (no Skynd)
05/19 Madrid, SPA – Sala MON Live
05/20 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
05/21 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
05/23 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
05/24 Prague, CZE – Sasazu
05/25 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
05/27 Cologne, GER – LMH
05/28 Hamburg, GER – Volkspark Stadion (feat. Metallica & Five Finger Death Punch) (no Skynd)
05/29 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
05/30 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
06/01 London, UK – Forum
06/02 London, UK – Forum
06/04 Manchester, UK – Academy
06/06 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
06/07 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
06/12 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
06/14 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
06/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi (feat. Metallica & Five Finger Death Punch) (no Skynd)

With Falling In Reverse, 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 Falling In Reverse, 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 Falling In Reverse, Underoath & Crown The Empire:

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

With Falling In Reverse, 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

With Falling In Reverse:

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

With Falling In Reverse, 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 Falling In Reverse, 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

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