Osaka, Japan's Crossfaith have been forced to cancel their appearance at Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, and drop off their upcoming tours with We Came As Romans and the Amity Affliction due to guitarist Kazuki Takemura suffering from a repetitive strain injury. He has been advised by his doctor to not play guitar for extended periods of time, therefore making touring an extremely difficult task. The band will, however, perform their scheduled slots at Kingston Fighting Cocks and Reading And Leeds Festival next week. You can read an official statement from the group below.
Were you looking forward to seeing the band at any of their cancelled dates?
"Hello fans in USA and Canada,
We are very sad to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have no option but to regrettably cancel our Canadian and USA dates in September and October. This will include Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, our dates with We Came As Romans and the dates with The Amity Affliction. Unfortunately Kazuki has suffered from Repetitive Strain Injury, and on doctor's orders has been advised to not play guitar for long periods. No other dates have been affected, and Kazuki will still power on through our confirmed UK dates at Kingston Fighting Cocks and Reading & Leeds Festival next week, however the length of the tours we had booked in the USA would mean adding to Kazuki's injury over a long period of time, and we cant't risk making it worse. He must rest for this period to avoid further complications.
We hope you guys all understand and send Kazuki his best wishes, we promise we'll be back soon better and stronger than ever!
Ken, Kazuki, Hiro, Tatsuya and Teru - Crossfaith"