Tonight Alive have cancelled two headline shows following drummer Matt Best being diagnosed with tendinosis. The two dates, in Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL were pulled following news Best would need surgery for the condition – though the band are currently scheduled to appear on all their forthcoming dates supporting All Time Low.
A statement from the band reads:
I’m really sorry to say that we have to cancel the upcoming Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL headline shows.
I was recently diagnosed with tendinosis and tears within the TFCC (ligaments and cartilage) of my wrist during Soundwave 2015. Although it’s been very painful to play, I’ve been getting through the album recording and All Time Low shows with a lot of painkillers and 24/7 care but it’s been getting harder and I’m having more trouble than I thought. Right now we’ve realized that there is just no way I would be able to play a full headline show. The All Time Low support shows are 30 minutes long and I’m only just about getting through them. I’m in need of surgery as soon as I get back to Australia, so I’ll be fit and ready to go on the next tour providing the rehab goes well. We really hate to cancel any shows and we promise to come back to Boise and Jacksonville just as soon as we can. I’m sorry for any inconveniences that may occur from this.
Thank you for all your support and understanding,
Tonight Alive have recently been in the studio, recording their third album.