Matt Pike has been busy with Sleep’s monolithic Dopesmoker of late, following a reissue and tour around the album. Pike had to cancel a show by Sleep at Primavera at the weekend, and now his other band, High on Fire, have announced the cancellation of their forthcoming shows, including an appearance at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
Sadly, Pike has been admitted to rehab, causing High on Fire to issue the following statement:
“High on Fire would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year’s tour. We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer’s festival run.”
[via The Quietus]