Converge have been forced to cancel the remainder of their current tour due to a health scare that affected bassist Nate Newton. The band released the following statement regarding what happened and confirming the tour’s cancellation:
“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 where 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 makeup shows later down the road. Thanks to all of you for your continued support, it is appreciated by all of us.”
While it is still unclear as to what the health scare entailed, we’re pleased to hear that Newton was discharged from the hospital. We’ll keep you posted if more develops about Newton’s condition, as well as if any plans to reschedule the canceled dates are announced. We hope Newton makes a speedy recovery.