Tonight Alive have canceled their impending headlining shows in Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL due to drummer Matt Best being diagnosed with “tendinosis” and needing surgery. Despite the tears within his ligaments and cartilage, however, the band are still currently scheduled to perform all of their upcoming dates supporting All Time Low. Read a statement from Best below and leave him some get-well-soon wishes below.
As Best mentioned in his statement, the band have recently been in the studio with producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Underoath), recording what will be their third full-length album.
I’m really sorry to say that we have to cancel the upcoming Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL headline shows.
I was recently diagnosed with tendinosis and tears within the TFCC (ligaments and cartilage) of my wrist during Soundwave 2015. Although it’s been very painful to play, I’ve been getting through the album recording and All Time Low shows with a lot of painkillers and 24/7 care but it’s been getting harder and I’m having more trouble than I thought. Right now we’ve realized that there is just no way I would be able to play a full headline show. The All Time Low support shows are 30 minutes long and I’m only just about getting through them. I’m in need of surgery as soon as I get back to Australia, so I’ll be fit and ready to go on the next tour providing the rehab goes well. We really hate to cancel any shows and we promise to come back to Boise and Jacksonville just as soon as we can. I'm sorry for any inconveniences that may occur from this.
Thank you for all your support and understanding,