High On Fire Cancels “Electric Messiah Tour 2019” Due to Medical Emergency

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At the onset of December we shared the news about High On Fire and their “Electric Messiah Tour” (seen HERE) and it was going to be a great way to start the 2019 Year in Music. Sadly, there have been some medical concerns with singer Matt Pike and this tour is cancelled in full. Please take a look at the Official Statement and Affected Dates. Refunds should be available at point of purchase.

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Frontman Matt Pike has provided a statement:

“Dear Friends and fans,

To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancelation. I feel as though I’m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I’m gonna do.”

“I am a warrior for our art, and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing and repeating nature of this is my nightmare and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one, I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of a medical report to come but right now I’m at great risk of losing it, and/or a bigger portion of my foot due to Diabetes. Which I have been managing very well.”

“It just shows how this disease can affect our lives. Please forgive me, and if you know anything about me, you know this is not like me. We will be back!”

The Cancelled Tour Dates:
Jan. 10 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Jan. 11- Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan. 12 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry
Jan. 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Jan. 18 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Jan. 19 – Montreal, QC – Fairmount
Jan. 20 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Jan. 22 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Jan. 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway
Jan. 25 – Denver, CO – Oriental
Jan. 26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Jan. 27 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Jan. 29 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
Jan. 30 – Austin, TX-Barracuda
Jan. 31 – Houston, TX – White Oak
Feb. 1 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: We wish Matt Pike the absolute best of health that is possible from this emergency and hope to be able to support their ongoing musical efforts once this is addressed and a proper bill of health is granted him. This makes me add a little soapboxing to my readers and say please make sure you are also in good health and are not at risk of well, anything. If you’ve not been to the doctor in some time, go for a checkup. Take some vitamins, excercise, eat in moderation and get a good nights rest as often as possible. I wanna see people at shows again and again. Good luck Matt. Thanks for all your hard work in music.

Official Website: http://www.highonfire.com

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