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Killswitch Engage cancel shows due to vocalist needing surgery

Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage have had to cancel tour dates, as vocalist Jesse Leach needs surgery to repair an issue with his vocal cords. This includes the NJ show with Hatebreed and Candiria, a few festivals, and more. The band writes:

We unfortunately have some unpleasant news to share. Killswitch Engage have to cancel their upcoming tour from April-26 thru May-05. Earlier today we found out Jesse needs to have surgery to repair an issue with his vocal chords. He is expected to make a full recovery and be fine for any future touring, but to avoid any future risk we unfortunately have to pull off these dates now. Our intention is to postpone the headline shows in Sayreville, Louisville, Cleveland & Poughkeepsie and get back to our fans as soon as possible. New dates for those cities will be announced soon, so please hold onto your tickets.

In the meantime our friends in Hatebreed, Candiria and The Word Alive still plan on continuing forward with these shows. Show them your support.

Below are all the shows impacted by this. Tickets will be available for refund at your original price of purchase for the headline shows as noted below***

Cancelled Dates
4/26 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom***
4/28 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Fest
4/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock Fest
5/01 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom***
5/02 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre***
5/03 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance***
5/05 Mexico City, MEX @ Hell and Heaven Fest

Thanks for your endless support and understanding. We’ll be doing all we can to get back to these places to see you all again soon.


As their statement notes, Hatebreed and Candiria will still play that Starland Ballroom show on April 26 without Killswitch Engage. If you bought tickets, refunds are available. Tickets for the new lineup of the NJ show go on sale today (4/25) at 2 PM.

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