Cancer Bats have parted ways with guitarist Scott Middleton. As a result, all of the band’s remaining 2021 shows have been postponed.
Middleton issued the following statement:
“AFTER MUCH CONSIDERATION AND AN AMAZING 17 YEARS TOGETHER, I’VE DECIDED THAT I WILL BE PARTING WAYS WITH CANCER BATS.
I LOOK BACK ON ALL THE RECORDS WE MADE, THE COUNTLESS TOURS & SHOWS, THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WE ACHIEVED TOGETHER, AND MEMORIES WE’VE SHARED, WITH IMMENSE PRIDE AND GRATITUDE. I HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR MIKE, JAYE AND LIAM AND WISH THEM ALL THE BEST IN THE FUTURE.
I ALSO WISH TO EXTEND A MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL THE CREW & BANDS WE HIT THE ROAD WITH, THE AMAZING PR TEAMS, LABELS, AGENTS, MANGERS, PRODUCERS, VENUES, ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND JOURNALISTS WE EVER WORKED WITH; AND OF COURSE, ALL THE INCREDIBLE FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF CB WORLDWIDE, WITHOUT WHOM, OUR CAREER AND SUCCESS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.
AFTER RECENT LIFE EVENTS, NOW, MORE THAN EVER IT FEELS THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR ME TO PRIORITIZE MY FAMILY, PERSONAL GROWTH/HEALTH, AND FOCUS MY MUSIC CAREER TOWARD HELPING OTHER BANDS AND ARTISTS THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE AND PASSION FOR PRODUCING, MASTERING, AND MIXING.
I AM CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING MY OWN RECORDING STUDIO EAST OF TORONTO, ON THE BAY OF QUINTE, IN THE BELLEVILLE/PEC REGION, WHICH WILL BE
READY IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO.
PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH.
Cancer Bats also commented:
“We wish Scott all the best in his future endeavours.
This is by no means the end of Cancer Bats.
The 3 of us will continue on this sonic path of destruction, heading into the studio soon to start tracking CB7
Due to Scotts departure, we are going to be postponing all shows for the rest of the year.
Thank you for your understanding and we can wait to see you all next year!!!!
Thanks to Scott for being our Brother in Metal the last 17 years.
Many hails to Scoeb the Mayor 🤘
ALL DATES POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
8 – MISSISSAUGA – THE REC ROOM
9 – SUDBURY – THE TOWNHOUSE
10 – SUDBURY – THE TOWNHOUSE
14 – PETERBROUGH – THE RED DOG
16 – OTTAWA – CLUB SAW
*date cancelled- please contact Spectrasonic for refunds
9 – BARRIE ON – THE QUEENS
10 – GUELPH – ONYX
11 – ST CATHERINES – THE WAREHOUSE
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES”