has announced that new frontman Marcus Bridge
has been hospitalized in Germany and is currently undergoing an urgent surgical procedure, forcing the band to cancel two upcoming festival appearances. Here is Northlane's statement:
"It is with huge regret that we have to cancel our upcoming festival appearances at Graspop and Southside due to a medical emergency with our vocalist Marcus Bridge. Marcus had been feeling increasingly ill over the last few days, causing us to seek medical assistance today in Dessau. Upon inspection it was revealed that he had an issue that needed to be operated on immediately due to a high risk of the problem getting worse. While we can't go into specifics, we can tell you that he will be absolutely fine.
"However, he is currently under going surgery and needs to be in hospital for the next few days. We will play our show in Dessau tonight instrumentally out of respect for everyone unable to change their plans in time for the show, but we will be skipping the festivals and waiting for Marcus to heal before heading back home to Australia together. We apologise from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us play – as you know there is not much that could make Northlane cancel a show – but health always comes first in these situations. Please send your best wishes to Marcus in his time of need, as he needs all the support he can get.
"Once again, we are extremely, extremely sorry for this unfortunate situation. Thank you for understanding, and we hope to see you all in October."