Yesterday Stone Sour announced the rock band was canceling all remaining dates on their headline tour because drummer Roy Mayorga had suffered a minor stroke. A post on the group’s website revealed that Mayorga suffered the stroke following Stone Sour’s May 15 set at LAZERfest near Des Moines, Iowa.
“He’s doing great and is expected to make a 100% recovery,” Stone Sour said about Mayorga. “We apologize to all the fans and look forward to getting back out on the road with Roy in the coming months.”
The U.S. headline dates were scheduled May 17-22. Stone Sour is still expected to make its Sept. 24 set at Rock In Rio Festival in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.
P.O.D. also started the week with some bad news. The band is postponing all dates on its European trek because of a contractual breach by the organizing tour promoter.
“More disappointed than their fans, the band will be working with different promoters to return to Europe in the Fall with specific announcements coming soon,” P.O.D. wrote in a statement on the band’s Facebook page.
The European tour was scheduled for May 24 through June 17.
On a happier note, earlier today P.O.D. announced that the band is playing a secret show tonight in Southern California. Fans are advised to check back with P.O.D.’s Facebook page for more information.
And while P.O.D. is having trouble getting to Europe, German industrial rock band Die Krupps is having trouble getting to the U.S. The group announced that it was forced to pull out of its scheduled tour with Front Line Assembly because of complications with U.S. work permits.
“I am very upset about it,” frontman Jurgen Engler said in a statement. “We were really looking forward to finally playing for our U.S. fans again after a long time, before the new studio album comes out. Our Canadian fans can see us this week at the Kinetik festival in Montreal, where we will be co-headlining the first night. Hope to see you all there!”
Frontline Assembly’s U.S. and Canadian dates are scheduled for May 13 through June 13.
Fans can catch Die Krupps at Festival Kinetik May 19 at Montreal’s Usine C.
Click here for Stone Sour’s website.
Click here for POD’s Facebook page.
Click here for Die Krupps’ MySpace page.