High on Fire drop off upcoming US tour as frontman Matt Pike needs toe partially amputated

The band was slated to co-headline a trek with Municipal Waste

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High on Fire, photo by Jen Rosenstein

    Yikes, High on Fire frontman Matt Pike needs a partial amputation of his toe, forcing the band to drop of the upcoming “Speed of the Wizard Tour” with co-headliners Municipal Waste. The trek, which also features Toxic Holocaust and Haunt, will still go on as scheduled, minus High on Fire.

    The band’s full statement reads as follows: “Matt has a medical emergency culminating in the partial amputation of one of his toes. The scheduling of this procedure is immediate and the recovery time will overlap our intended tour with Municipal Waste. We will unfortunately be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!”

    The tour launches this Friday, November 2nd, in Dallas, Texas, and is scheduled through a November 26th show in Santa Ana, California.


    High on Fire were set to hit the road in the U.S. in support of their new album, Electric Messiah, which was released in September. They had just completed a European trek with Enslaved.

    “Speed of the Wizard Tour” dates feat. Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust and Haunt:
    11/02 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
    11/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music
    11/06 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
    11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
    11/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    11/10 – Richmond, VA @ The National w/ GWAR
    11/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    11/13 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    11/15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    11/17 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
    11/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
    11/20 – Portland, OR @ BossaNova Ballroom
    11/21 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox @ The Market
    11/23 – Ace Of Spades @ Sacramento, CA
    11/24 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theater
    11/25 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
    11/26 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory