In news that shocked, saddened and scared fans all in one go, Coheed and Cambria announced over the weekend they’d unfortunately have to pull out of their Good Things Festival appearance due to drummer Josh Eppard‘s health scare which will see the kit-man undergo heart surgery.
In a lengthy post, the band announced they’ll no longer be heading down, apologising to fans whilst giving us an update on his situation revealing:
As some of you may have heard, our fantastic drummer, Josh Eppard 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.
Upon his return home, Josh’s doctors advised him to undergo a procedure called a “cardiac ablation” in the coming weeks. This procedure will close an “extra pathway” to Josh’s heart, which has been causing an irregular heartbeat for some time, and is believed to be responsible for the occurrence in FL.
Due to the necessity of this procedure, Coheed and Cambria will be canceling the rest of our 2019 dates to let Josh get back to full health, so that we can make sure there will be a World for Tomorrow. We apologize from the bottom of our hearts to fans in the Midwest and those in Australia, as well as the organizers of these shows. We feel strongly that an abundance of caution is the best move for Josh and for the band at this time. Let there be no confusion, we will be back bigger and stronger in 2020, and are already planning big announcements on the horizon.
If you want to follow Josh on this journey, he will surely be documenting it on his socials @weerd_science
Thank you for your Neverending support,
Coheed and Cambria
This is one of those situations that can’t be helped and Josh’s health is far more important than a trip down under, especially since the band haven’t been down here for quite a few years, they’d want to make sure they’re all performing at their absolute best to make up for lost time.
We wish Josh a speedy recovery and are thinking of him, his family and the band at this time. No word yet on who will be replacing them on the lineup, but we’ll keep you posted once we hear back…
Good Things Festival 2019
Parkway Drive | A Day To Remember
Violent Soho | Simple Plan
Bad Religion | Trivium
Skeggs | Simple Creatures | Karnivool
The Veronicas |
Coheed And Cambria
Falling In Reverse | Enter Shikari
Dance Gavin Dance | Reel Big Fish | | Poppy | Thy Art Is Murder
The Damned Things | Ice Nine Kills | Slowly Slowly
Man With A Mission | The Bennies | Voyager | Yours Truly | Windwaker
The Beautiful Monument | Gravemind
Friday 6 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 7 December – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 8 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Brisbane and Melbourne’s shows are licensed and all ages 15+ while Sydney is still to be confirmed. Venues and lineup subject to change…