High on Fire cancel North American tour

High on Fire have been forced to cancel their North American tour with Toke and Year of the Cobra, which was set to kick off later this week in Atlanta, and included a Brooklyn gig at Warsaw on Jan. 16th.

Here’s leadman Matt Pike with a full statement:

Dear Friends and fans,

To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancelation. I feel as though I’m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I’m gonna do.

I am a warrior for our art, and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing and repeating nature of this is my nightmare and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one, I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of a medical report to come but right now I’m at great risk of losing it, and/or a bigger portion of my foot due to Diabetes. Which I have been managing very well.

It just shows how this disease can affect our lives. Please forgive me, and if you know anything about me, you know this is not like me. We will be back!

Insanely bummer news. Stay strong, Pike!

Last year saw the release of High on Fire‘s critically acclaimed eighth studio album, Electric Messiah, along with a well deserved 2019 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Metal Performance.”

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