Photo: Chris Bubinas
By Brock Thiessen
Published Apr 25, 2018

Killswitch Engage have been hit with some seriously bummer news, as the band have been forced to cancel a series of live dates after discovering frontman Jesse Leach requires vocal cord surgery.

Taking to Facebook today, the group issued the following statement:

Earlier today we found out Jesse needs to have surgery to repair an issue with his vocal chords [sic]. He is expected to make a full recovery and be fine for any future touring, but to avoid any future risk we unfortunately have to pull off these dates now. Our intention is to postpone the headline shows in Sayreville, Louisville, Cleveland and Poughkeepsie and get back to our fans as soon as possible. New dates for those cities will be announced soon, so please hold onto your tickets. In the meantime our friends in Hatebreed, Candiria and The Word Alive still plan on continuing forward with these shows. Show them your support.

While Killswitch Engage do not currently have any Canadian dates, the affected shows south of the border include various festival stops, as well as concerts with Hatebreed and Candiria.

You can see the band’s full statement, as well as all the affected concerts, in the post below.