Are vocal chord surgeries the new “exhaustion”?
Just last summer, some of your favorite pop stars were canceling gigs left and right due to exhaustion (Ashlee Simpson, Eminem), and already this week, two bands have announced they’re postponing their tours for vox-box surgeries. As previously reported, the Subways’ Billy Lunn was told not to complete his U.S. gigs due to nodules on his vocal chords, and now Yellowcard are getting the same advice.
Earlier this week, the pop-punk quintet announced they’d have to postpone several tour dates, as frontman Ryan Key will undergo surgery to remove a cyst from his vocal chords.
“We’re disappointed to be postponing these dates, but it’s a relief to know the source of the problems I’d been having with my voice,” Key said in a post on the band’s official website. “And it’s much better to confront it now than later when it could be far more serious. But we’ll be back on the road in June when we can give 100%. Our fans deserve nothing less.”
Below are the affected and rescheduled dates:
5/18, Boston, MA (Lansdowne Street Music)
5/19, Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
5/28, Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
6/1, Tempe, AZ (Marqee Theatre) (rescheduled for August 9)
6/2, Tuscon, AZ (Rialto Theatre) (rescheduled for August 7)
6/3, Albuquerue, NM (Sunshine Theatre) (rescheduled for August 8)
6/5, Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues) (rescheduled for August 5)
6/7, Bakersfield, CA (Rabobank Arena) (rescheduled for August 10)
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