Back in June, we were stoked to learn that Swedish mind-benders Meshuggah would be embarking on a 2022 U.S. tour with Converge and Torche. Now, the band have issued a statement saying that they’re rescheduling the trek due to a health emergency within their ranks.
“We regret to inform that Meshuggah will have to reschedule their U.S. headline tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022,” said Meshuggah in a social media statement.
“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.”
Everyone at The Pit wishes Meshuggah all the best, and hopes the ailing band member recovers quickly. In the meantime, fans can now catch the band at one of the following dates:
9/16 — Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
9/17 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franlin Music Hall
9/18 — New York, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom
9/20 — Silver Springs, Md. @ The Fillmore
9/24 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
9/25 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live
9/27 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
9/28 — Detroit, Mich. @ Royal Oak Theatre
9/29 — Chicago, Ill. @ Radius
9/30 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Myth Live
10/2 — Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/4 — San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield Theatre
10/8 — Riverside, Calif. @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/9 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium
10/10 — Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre
10/12 — Dallas, Texas @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 — Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
10/15 — Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
10/16 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
Words by Chris Krovatin