Iconic SoCal punks Social Distortion have announced that they will postpone their upcoming North American headlining tour due to the stage-one tonsil cancer diagnosis of vocalist Mike Ness. As he recovers from a recent surgery, the band is also temporarily halting the recording process of their eighth studio album. The previously announced tour, set to kick off on June 30, is now being rescheduled for future dates.
Ness made the announcement in a note posted to Instagram, which can be read in full below. “We think that life is going to go according to our plan, but it has a way of saying ‘I don’t think so!,’” he shared. “In the midst of pre-production, I was diagnosed with stage one tonsil cancer. I was feeling well enough to continue with recording in the studio up until the very day before surgery. The band and I were so inspired and excited to lay down these tracks, which by the way sound f-ing AWESOME!
“The recovery from surgery is a day-by-day process and in three weeks we start radiation and that should be the last therapy I need,” the post continues. “The team of doctors are certain that once finished with this course, I will be able to start the healing and recovery process. We expect a full recovery enabling me to live a long and productive life.”
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