Soilwork have pulled out of their previously announced tour with Symphony X, Nevermore, Powerglove and Blackguard this Spring. The cancelation is apparently due to an injury suffered by guitarist Peter Wichers. Drummer Dirk Verbeuren gave the following explanation:
“Due to recurring issues with a herniated disc in his lower back requiring a prolonged period of resting and healing, our guitarist Peter Wichers is forced to sit out this spring’s North American tour with Symphony X and Nevermore.
We did consider hiring a fill-in guitar player, but we’ve decided to stick together as a band and out of respect for our fans, to cancel our participation in the tour. Our apologies to those of you who were hoping to see us. If all goes well, Peter should be healed and ready to hit the road in time for the summer festivals.”
It is pleasantly unclear if Soilwork will be replaced on the tour or if it’ll just feature the four previously announced bands. We will keep you posted if more is revealed.