According to a press release, Swedish metallers Soilwork — who were originally scheduled to head out this April and May supporting Symphony X on a North American tour — have regretfully been forced to cancel their participation in the trek.
“Due to recurring issues with a herniated disc in his lower back requiring a prolonged period of resting and healing, our guitarist Peter Wichers is forced to sit out this spring’s North American tour with Symphony X and Nevermore,” says Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren. “We did consider hiring a fill-in guitar player, but we’ve decided to stick together as a band and out of respect for our fans, to cancel our participation in the tour.”
Well, doesn’t that just suck. We hope Peter feels better soon. That herniated disc shit is no picnic. Or walk in the park. Or day at the races.
“Our apologies to those of you who were hoping to see us. If all goes well, Peter should be healed and ready to hit the road in time for the summer festivals.”