Meshuggah reschedule U.S. tour, Converge drop off bill
Meshuggah have postponed their U.S. headlining tour, which was supposed to commence in February. The trek will now take place in September and October 2022, and while Torche will still open the show, Converge have been forced to drop off the bill and will be replaced by a "special guest."
The following statement has been issued:
"We regret to inform that Meshuggah will have to reschedule their U.S. headline tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022.
"While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming Meshuggah studio album - there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument. While we are optimistic for his future recovery we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.
"With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.
"Tickets will remain valid from the original dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries."