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Stone Sour Drummer Suffers Stroke; Remaining Tour Dates Cancelled

Posted by on May 17, 2011

Following an almost two-month straight stint on the road as part of the Avalanche Fest, Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke following Sunday’s show near Des Moines, IA. The band has opted to cancel the five remaining dates on their headlining tour, announcing it on their website:

It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the remaining dates on our current headline tour. Our friend and drummer, Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke a couple of nights ago after our show in Des Moines. He’s doing great and is expected to make a 100% recovery. We apologize to all the fans and look forward to getting back out on the road with Roy in the coming months.

Mayorga, 41, has been in Stone Sour since 2006. He’s got an impressive resume aside from them, having played in the first incarnation of Soulfly. He’s also logged time behind the kit with New York bands including Shelter, Thorn, Nausea and Crisis.  It’s good to hear that he’s expected to recover fully, and we wish him the best.

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