New Orleans’ Eyehategod is cancelling their upcoming three-day run in Mexico to preserve the mental stability and health of vocalist Mike IX Williams.
The metal band also recently had to cancel their Australian tour dates, and performed short stints on the East and West coasts of the United States against doctors’ orders. Williams is dealing with exhaustion and chronic fatigue from a near nonstop tour schedule over the last five years, and the live performances have been physically draining and detrimental to Williams.
Eyehategod released an official statement announcing the cancellation:
We regret to have to cancel both our Australian and Mexican dates until further notice. Vocalist Mike IX Williams’ mental stability and health are major serious issues at this point, and we are very, very sorry for putting our fans and business partners in this miserable position. We feel horrible about these empty spaces in our schedule and will make up these tours as soon as possible. The cancellation of these tours is in no way any fault of the promoters or foreign booking agents. We hope our fans understand.
The group is hoping the period of rest will be good for Williams’ health and will allow them all to continue performing in the future. Eyehategod is scheduled to play at the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands in April, as well as at Hellfest France in June.