A.F.I. has canceled the remaining dates of their North American tour after singer Davey Havok was diagnosed with nodes on his vocal chords. A representative for the band’s record label revealed that doctors advised Havok to go home and rest his voice or else risk serious damage. The representative said that he is expected to make a full recovery, although it will take at least a couple of months.
A.F.I. released the following statement: “We have never cancelled any shows and are deeply disappointed to have to cancel these shows. Unfortunately our only course of action is clear. We truly regret any inconvenience to our fans.”
Havok will undergo therapy and herbal treatments, and has been told to use his voice as little as possible. No surgery is required at this point.
The band pulled the plug after their Thursday night (March 4) show in Fort Myers, Florida. The tour was expected to end on March 19 in Denver, Colorado.
This was the band’s final tour in support of their 2003 album, Sing The Sorrow.