Date uploaded: 2019-01-07 17:18:14

Archive date: Sat, 25 Dec 2021 20:16:12 GMT

High On Fire will not participate in the 2019 โ€œElectric Messiah Tourโ€ sponsored by Revolver Magazine. Fans can refund their tickets through theย point of purchase. Frontman Matt Pike has provided a statement: โ€œDear 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 Iโ€™m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say Iโ€™m gonna do.โ€ โ€œI 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 Iโ€™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.โ€ โ€œIt 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!โ€