Melvins drummer Dale Crover will sadly sit out the band's tour with Boris and Mr. Phylzzz starting tomorrow due to undergoing emergency spinal surgery. Filling in for Crover will be former Melvins drummer Coady Willis (Big Business, High On Fire), who played with the band between 2006 and 2016.
We wish Crover all the best and look forward to seeing him on stage once again. The following is a statement from Melvins.
"Melvins dedicate Twins Of Evil tour to Dale Crover as he prepares for spinal surgery," wrote Melvins.
"We are sad to announce that literally days before leaving on tour, our drummer Dale Crover learned he needed immediate emergency spinal surgery which will take him out of commission for months. He's doing as well as can be expected considering the severity of the situation.
"The one stroke of luck in all this was that Coady Willis part of the Melvins' family for 8+ years, who literally trained in sitting by Dale's side on too many tours to count is able to step in and take over on drums.
"With Mr. Phylzzz already on the road heading to L.A. from Chicago and Boris flying in from Japan, we all felt we needed to support dale and the other bands on the bill, as well as the ticket holders, by continuing with the tour as scheduled. We ask everyone's solidarity during this dark time. Obviously, our primary concern right now is Dale's health, and we're doing everything possible on our end to make sure he gets what he needs to make a full recovery."
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