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Coheed and Cambria Cancel Tour, Vow to Return in 2020 After Drummer Faints Onstage

The prog rockers announced on Friday (Oct. 25) that they were canceling the rest of their tour to allow Eppard to undergo a heart procedure.

Prog rockers Coheed and Cambria announced on Friday (Oct. 25) that they will be canceling the rest of their scheduled tour in support of 2018’s Vaxis — Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures following a health scare suffered by their drummer, Josh Eppard. “As some of you may have heard, our fantastic drummer, @Weerd_Science had a fainting spell on stage early in our set Saturday night in Orlando. After a visit from the paramedics, he insisted on coming back out to finish the show- which was extremely courageous – but even with the amount of awe we felt, everyone was very concerned,” they tweeted. “Upon his return home, Josh’s doctors advised him to undergo a procedure called a ‘cardiac ablation’ in the coming weeks.” 

As a result, the band has been forced to call off the remaining dates on the tour while Eppard undergoes the procedure, which they said will close an “extra pathway” to the drummer’s heart, which has been causing an irregular heartbeat for a while and is believed to be the cause of his fainting incident at the Orlando show last week.

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The group apologized to their fans in the Midwest and Australia and vowed to be back “bigger and stronger” in 2020, with some “big announcements” already in the works. Check out the tweets about the situation below.