Normally, we wouldn’t be bringing you news of Eyehategod cancelling their tour dates in Australia and Mexico (sorry Australia and Mexico – you guys are the best!) that have already passed. However, the band have issued an official statement explaining their decision to cancel the tours, citing vocalist Mike IX Williams’ “mental stability and health” as a cause for concern. The four-date Australian tour had been scheduled to start on January 29th in Perth, with the Mexican dates taking place this week. Here’s the full statement:
We regret to have to cancel both our Australian and Mexican dates until further notice. Vocalist Mike IX Williams’ mental stability and health are major serious issues at this point, and we are very, very sorry for putting our fans and business partners in this miserable position. We feel horrible about these empty spaces in our schedule and will make up these tours as soon as possible. The cancellation of these tours is in no way any fault of the promoters or foreign booking agents. We hope our fans understand.
A press release explains that long flights were one of the issues plaguing Williams. The separate West Coast and East Coast tours they did were against doctor’s orders, and were “physically draining and a detriment, performance-wise” to Williams, who suffers from exhaustion and chronic fatigue. The press release goes on to explain that he’s resting up and expects to be ready for their tour in Europe and the UK in April. .