High on Fire drops off ‘Speed of the Wizard’ tour due to Matt Pike’s medical emergency

Posted by on October 29, 2018

High On Fire are forced to drop off from their upcoming Speed of the Wizard co-headlining trek with Municipal Waste. The band were scheduled to kick off the tour this Friday (2nd) in support of their latest effort Electric Messiah, which was released earlier this month via eOne. Unfortunately, the group’s Matt Pike had a medical emergency resulting in a partial amputation of one of his toes. The tour will continue as planned with Municipal Waste headlining and support from Toxic Holocaust and Haunt.

The band has issued the following statement:


High On Fire will not participate in the 2018 “Speed of the Wizard” tour sponsored by Revolver Magazine. The band had planned on co-headlining with Municipal Waste. The band has provided a statement:

“Matt has a medical emergency culminating in the partial amputation of one of his toes. The scheduling of this procedure is immediate and the recovery time will overlap our intended tour with Municipal Waste. We will unfortunately be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!”


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