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Converge cancels shows due to "health scare"

Thursday, June 02, 2011 7:16 PM PT


Converge has cancelled the remainder of their current tour as the result of a "serious health scare." The band has issued the following statement:

"Unfortunately on our day drive from St. Louis to Austin, one of our members had a serious health scare. We rushed him to the nearest ER were he was looked at by some fine Oklahoma doctors. After a night's stay in the hospital and a battery of tests we were able to have him discharged earlier today. We are now racing (quite literally) to make it to our show at Chaos In Tejas, albeit extremely late, to play an abbreviated set. Wish us luck.

"Because of this health issue, we are canceling the remaining few shows of this current U.S. tour so he can get home and get some medical attention asap. To those in Little Rock, Nashville, and Raleigh, we will add you to our list of places for make up shows later down the road.

"Thanks to all of you for your continued support, it is appreciated by all of us."

UPDATE: The affected band member is bassist Nate Newton.


27 comments


6/2/2011 7:17:40 PM
frrrrrt :(

6/2/2011 7:21:08 PM
I wish it was a heart attack

6/2/2011 7:23:17 PM
Aids..HE HAS AIDS.

6/2/2011 8:02:40 PM
fcking goddamn it

6/2/2011 8:29:30 PM
So he had to be rushed to an ER, was then well enough to rush to a show, and now they have to cancel the tour because he's suddenly not well enough? WTF? Does this seem odd to anyone else?

6/2/2011 8:38:24 PM
one of em probably has staph, that shit can run rampant in a hot filthy van. good call on going home so it doesn't spread to everyone else

6/2/2011 8:48:30 PM
This is promising news

6/2/2011 10:05:48 PM
one of em probably has aids, that shit can run rampant in a hot filthy van. good call on going home so it doesn't spread to everyone else

6/2/2011 10:15:52 PM
Heroes dont cancel shows. Pussies

6/2/2011 10:56:44 PM
Keep breathing, keep living

6/2/2011 11:03:25 PM
maybe it's a sign.. you should ACTUALLY PLAY IN OKLAHOMA.

6/2/2011 11:08:27 PM
Hey Converge, fck Off!

6/2/2011 11:32:15 PM
I hope it doesn't delay the recording of Dead Baby's Heart in a Vial of Tears. Really looking forward to that one.

6/2/2011 11:52:18 PM
Maybe they can make an episode of House out of this

6/3/2011 12:15:03 AM
well enough to play texas just no where else? maybe they just realized people were only coming for trap them.

6/3/2011 1:04:49 AM
fcking sars, please spread to every show.

6/3/2011 1:10:49 AM
vodkaveins 6/2/2011 10:15:52 PM Heroes dont cancel shows. Pussies NO HERO'S fckFACE!!!!!!!!!

6/3/2011 8:54:08 AM
saw the pic on facebook, dude had IV hooked up.. think it was Ballou. sucks, wish em well

6/3/2011 8:56:54 AM
This is an awful fcking band and I will always say that about them.

6/3/2011 9:50:16 AM
"UPDATE: The affected band member is bassist Nate Newton." ...ahh way to go BRO. really comin through.

6/3/2011 10:01:12 AM
I have to agree that this band is beyond awful!

6/3/2011 10:02:03 AM
He came down with a serious case of DERPES.

6/3/2011 10:39:38 AM
are you down with sickness?

6/3/2011 12:08:30 PM
probably lost too much blood after they were doing pre-show BELT BEATINGS. Seriously.

6/3/2011 1:40:13 PM
Glad I got to see them before this happened.

6/5/2011 1:42:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19IwUQgqysk here is some details

6/8/2011 7:02:46 AM
one of em probably has aids, that shit can run rampant in a hot filthy van. good call on going home so it doesn't spread to everyone else