Fans of Australian band Tonight Alive were given some bad news yesterday afternoon; the band cancelled two of their upcoming, headlining gigs. The shows were set to take place in Boise, ID and Jacksonville FL.
The announcement came after drummer Matt Best had been diagnosed with Tendinosis following Soundwave 2015 which would require surgery.
Despite the two cancellations, the band will continue their trek across the country as a supporting acts for All Time Low’s current “Future Hearts Tour” which began last week.
As Best wrote in a message to fans on Facebook, the All Time Low gig is only 30 minutes long, but even that seems to be too much for the drummer who admits that he gets through the set because of “painkillers and 24/7 care.”
Read the full post below which also confirms that the band had returned to the recording studio to record their new album.
I’m really sorry to say that we have to cancel the upcoming Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL headline shows.
I was recently diagnosed with tendinosis and tears within the TFCC (ligaments and cartilage) of my wrist during Soundwave 2015.
Although it’s been very painful to play, I’ve been getting through the album recording and All Time Low shows with a lot of painkillers and 24/7 care but it’s been getting harder and I’m having more trouble than I thought.Right now we’ve realized that there is just no way I would be able to play a full headline show. The All Time Low support shows are 30 minutes long and I’m only just about getting through them.
I’m in need of surgery as soon as I get back to Australia, so I’ll be fit and ready to go on the next tour providing the rehab goes well. We really hate to cancel any shows and we promise to come back to Boise and Jacksonville just as soon as we can. I’m sorry for any inconveniences that may occur from this.
Thank you for all your support and understanding,