Oakland, CA’s, High On Fire recently issued a statement saying it won’t be a part of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival because a member has gone into rehab. It seems frontman/guitarist Matt Pike is entering treatment due to alcohol. Meanwhile, the power trio, which also includes drummer Des Kensel and Bassist Jeff Matz, has put all tour plans on hold.
The band made 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.”
I hope Mike gets well and hope to see them all back out doing shows again soon!