Zao Comments On Canceling Upcoming Tour Dates
Vocalist Dan Weyandt of Zao has checked in with the following announcement about the band canceling upcoming live appearances:
"To fans, promoters and fellow band members,
"I am truly sorry to have been the catalyst in canceling our appearance at the shows this weekend. I apologize to the promoters who put their time and effort into setting up the shows and the massive headaches that accompany our canceling. I apologize to the fans who bought tickets, booked hotels, scheduled off work, bought plane tickets or made the drive (or were just generally looking forward to it). I apologize to the other bands involved for any inconvenience this has caused them. I apologize to my band mates who re arranged their schedules to travel and took the proper steps to ensure the trip would go smoothly. I have been looking forward to this for a long time, not only to get a chance to play live again but also the opportunity to travel, spend time with good friends and make new ones.
"My decision to cancel the shows did not come easy. In fact it was a sickening burden (the decision that is). Trust me, I have suffered under the weight of my choice and I am receptive of your anger.
"My reason for canceling is that for the last few weeks I have been feeling very sick mentally which in turn has begun to make me sick physically. The worse I get physically the worse I get mentally on so on and so on. It's been a downward spiral. I knew the shows were coming and I honestly feel like I would have had a difficult time pulling my end of the performance off. On top of a lot of other symptoms I've also been fighting constant lightheadedness and headaches as well as some serious memory and focus issues. I've been seeing doctors now for a little over a week and I have started a prescription regiment for some of the issues and I have a upcoming appointment to have quite a number of blood tests done to help define and determine the finer details of my situation. I will keep you updated as I get new information.
"What great timing our problems can have! I can barely concentrate, I feel like I'm shaking but I'm not, my face feels numb and my jaws are full of dead teeth, my heart is racing and my chest is burning under my skin. When I stand up I fight the urge to pass out and smash my face off the corner of the coffee table. Is my brain forgetting to tell my lungs to breathe? I've been trying to write this apology for five hours, unable to explain myself, or remember simple things.
"Once again I am truly sorry to anyone who has been affected negatively in any way, we have always been a band that was no stranger to chaos and this is no exception.
"P.S. There are a lot of amazing bands playing at the Stand Together Fest. Just because we're not there it doesn't mean it won't be an amazing fest. Still tons of good bands playing! Go!"
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