Limp Bizkit to Replace Avenged Sevenfold at Heavy Montreal

Avenged Sevenfold have been forced to cancel their entire tour due to illness
Limp Bizkit to Replace Avenged Sevenfold at Heavy Montreal
Having already dropped off the bill at Festival d'Été de Québec earlier this month, Avenged Sevenfold have now been forced to cancel their headlining set at Heavy Montreal later this month. In their place, Heavy Montreal has revealed that Limp Bizkit will be taking over, marking Fred Durst and co.'s first trip to Montreal since 2003.

The festival announced the changes today alongside a statement from Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows, sharing the news that the group have been forced to miss appearances due to illness. In fact, the band have been forced to cancel all their upcoming tour dates.

"After Europe I came down with a terrible viral infection that rendered me voiceless," Shadows wrote. "I tried my best to take care of the situation with voice rest, medication and doctor visits but the voice was only getting worse."

Shadows revealed that after treating the ailment, the swelling subsided to reveal a blood blister had formed on his vocal folds, preventing them from vibrating properly. Shadows explained that he "can't sing anything at the moment and the more I attempt to, the more damage is being done."

"Luckily, as of now the doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get my chords back on track," he continued. "Unfortunately, this means we will have to cancel all tour dates at the moment."

You can read Shadows' complete statement below.

Heavy Montreal is set to return to the city's Parc Jean-Drapeau July 28 and 29, and will feature Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Gojira, Emperor and more.

There is no good way to start out a note containing bad news but here it is. 

After Europe I came down with a terrible viral infection that rendered me voiceless. 

I tried my best to take care of the situation with voice rest, medication and doctor visits but the voice was only getting worse. 

After a week of steroids, the swelling went down enough to see the cause of the problem. A blood blister has formed on my vocal folds and is preventing them from vibrating properly. In short, I can't sing anything at the moment and the more I attempt to, the more damage is being done. Luckily, as of now the doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get my chords back on track. 

Unfortunately, this means we will have to cancel all tour dates at the moment. 

Decisions like this weigh on me very heavily. It's a tour I was looking forward to very much. I want to apologize to the fans who have spent their time and money booking travel arrangements and accommodations. I also want to apologize to our crew and the other bands who were depending on this tour. 

None of these things are lost on me. 

Just know that I have exhausted every possible solution in trying to get out there and perform for you. It just simply can't happen at the moment.

We have a few things coming down the pipe soon that should be fun, so we hope you look out for those.

Again, I am deeply sorry and hope to see you all soon.

In silence,

M