NewsAugust 23, 2023 12:17 PM ET1,875 views

Melvins drummer Dale Crover to undergo spinal surgery, will miss upcoming tour


Mackie Osborne

In an unfortunate turn of events, the renowned rock band Melvins' Twins of Evil tour has been altered due to drummer Dale Crover's unexpected spinal surgery. 

Apparently, Crover learned just days before the tour that he needed emergency surgery, which will keep him off the stage for several months. However, the band has been fortunate to have Coady Willis, a long-time member of the Melvins family, step in as the drummer in Crover's absence. 

Despite the challenges, the band is determined to honor their commitments and continue with the tour.

The band explained:

Melvins dedicate Twins of Evil tour to Dale Crover as he prepares for spinal surgery. 

We are sad to announce that literally days before leaving on tour, our drummer Dale Crover learned he needed immediate emergency spinal surgery, which will take him out of commission for months. He's doing as well as can be expected considering the severity of the situation.

The one stroke of luck in all this was that Coady Willis - part of the Melvins' family for 8+ years, who literally trained in sitting by Dale's side on too many tours to count - is able to step in and take over on drums.

With Mr. Phylzzz already on the road heading to L.A. from Chicago and Boris flying in from Japan, we all felt we needed to support Dale and the other bands on the bill, as well as the ticket holders, by continuing with the tour as scheduled.

We ask everyone's solidarity during this dark time. Obviously, our primary concern right now is Dale's health, and we're doing everything possible on our end to make sure he gets what he needs to make a full recovery.

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