OPETH Explains Maplewood Concert Cancelation

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have issued the following statement:

“Many have already learned that yesterday’s performances at The Myth In St. Paul had to be cancelled due to [guitarist/vocalist] Mikael [Åkerfeldt] having an accident.

“Right before stage time, Mike bumped his head on the tour bus which resulted in a pretty deep cut that required urgent medical attention. Mike was taken to hospital which he left a little later with eight stitches and a nasty headache. He’s doing OK now and we expect him to be up and running (though slightly slower) again for tomorrow’s show and onwards.

Mike and the band were very disappointed not being able to play yesterday but thank everyone for their understanding and for the tons of get-well-wishes Mike has received since. The band also thanks their friends in MASTODON for playing an extended set that hopefully kept all who attended happy.”

OPETH has teamed up with MASTODON for a spring North American co-headlining tour. The trek kicked off on April 4 in Portland, Maine, and was scheduled to visit more than 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up at Atlanta’s Masquerade Music Park on May 12.