Opeth is out on the road in North America with Graveyard, but unfortunately are going to miss a few dates starting with tonight. Vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt has come down a case of acute laryngitis that requires three to four days of rest. This means the shows in Worcester, Toronto, and Montreal have been cancelled and are potentially being rescheduled.
Opeth also discusses what you can do to get your money back for the shows.
"I regret to inform you that we have to cancel the following shows on the North American run: Worcester, Toronto and Montreal. The reason being ”acute laryngitis” according to the doc. It all started with voice problems in Royal Oak, Michigan. I had a doctor take a look at me before that show, and even if he gave me the all-clear in terms of being free from flu symptoms and the likes, he couldn’t dismiss potential problems with the vocal cords. Which indeed I had during Saturdays show. So we have a day off to rest during Sunday and arrived in sunny Worcester Monday morning to another doctor’s appointment. This time the doctor advised a 3-4 day rest due to "acute laryngitis". We set the stage up and started getting ready for soundcheck anyways. As I was warming up my voice it was abundantly clear that I was not going to be able to perform at the level where I want to be vocally. I sounded like a goddamn troll. And not in a good way. So, I’ll end this rant with a massive apology to the people looking forward to tonight’s event as well as to our Canadian friends. We are currently looking into postponing these cancelled shows and come back hopefully with a clean bill of vocal-health and everything else. Try and make it up to you. In the meantime…I’ll watch TV. The joy!"
All ticket buyers can get a refund at their point of purchase if so desired but you can also opt to hang onto your tix as we’re definitely intending to reschedule these shows and all purchased tickets will remain valid for these.
Here are Opeth's current tour dates.
Feb 17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA [CANCELLED]
Feb 18 – MTelus – Montreal, QC [CANCELLED]
Feb 19 – Rebel – Toronto, ON [CANCELLED]
Feb 21 – Apollo Theater – New York, NY [Tickets]
Feb 22 – Apollo Theater – New York, NY [Tickets]
Feb 23 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD [Tickets]
Feb 25 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN [Tickets]
Feb 26 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN* [Tickets]
Feb 28 – House of Blues – Houston, TX [Tickets]
Feb 29 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving , TX [Tickets]
Mar 01 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO (no Graveyard) [Tickets]
Mar 02 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO [Tickets]
Mar 04 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA [Tickets]