Chelsea Grin Vocalist Alex Koehler Offers An Update On His Health

Chelsea Grin previously dropped off their tour with Motionless In White, etc. due Alex Koehler‘s “declining health.” Now, the singer has offered an update on his health via Instagram:

As you all may have heard by now, My health has been on a steady decline for the past couple years. Both my mental and physical state were getting hit hard, and it caused us to drop our tour with MIW. Which would have been our first U.S. tour in a year. I've learned a lot of life changing lessons in the past 35+ days, and I'll be making some major decisions in life. Most importantly I made a promise to myself to eat better, exercise more, and strive to be happy with what life has given me. I still have mends to make, and a path of broken hearts to heal, but for the first time in a long long time, I'm holding my head up high. I just wanted to give a HUGE shout out to the fans, friends, and family who have stuck by me on this wild journey. I couldn't ask for a better support system. I truly love you all! Life is too short to spend each day in misery. Put the remote down. Put the bottle down. Put the pipe down, and go outside. We've all been blessed with a life we only get to live once. So don't waste it. I love you all.

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Chelsea Grin Exit Motionless In White, Etc. Tour Due To Alex Koehler’s “Declining Health”

Chelsea Grin have dropped off their upcoming tour with Motionless In White, Every Time I Die and Ice Nine Kills due to Alex Koehler’s “declining health.” With them gone, Like Moths To Flames have been added to the trek.

Chelsea Grin commented:

“To our fans,

We are entirely gutted to so suddenly inform you that we will need to drop off of the Motionless in White Graveyard Shift North American tour. In this situation, we feel the need to be entirely honest. It may or may not have been apparent, but for a while now Alex Koehler has been in declining health, and has been unable to surmount the rigors of being on the road.

He is currently under medical care, making good progress, and improving daily. Initially, the rest of us were determined to make this tour happen and deliver to you the best Chelsea Grin experience we could, even without Alex. We arrived home from tracking our upcoming record with only two full days to work, and as soon as we shifted our focus from the record and geared up for the run, we knew we were unprepared.

Beyond just a rushed rehearsal schedule, we’ve found ourselves very concerned with taking the stage in our current state. The duress of this album process and being so sick/conflicted for our brother has driven us each to a compromised and unsustainable mental and emotional position. When we consider the longevity of our band, this is the only choice.

We’ve waited so long to play for North America again, but cannot in good conscience return to deliver a performance that is not representative of the band at our best. Again, we are so deeply apologetic that we will not be able to accompany our brothers in Motionless in White, Every Time I Die and Ice Nine Kills, and even moreso that we will not be performing for or engaging with our fans. We are so grateful to our crew for their unending support and understanding, and to Davier Perez for working so hard stepping in for Pablo while he would have filled in for Alex.

It is very important for you to know that we are taking our situation head-on. We have a record that we are supremely confident and excited in (with the expert assistance of Drew Fulk and Joshua Travis), and are as committed as ever to furthering our music and the relationship we have with our supporters. Thank you all for your understanding, and we will be seeing you soon.”

Tour Dates:

02/20 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/21 San Diego, CA – House of Blues (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/22 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/23 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/25 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/27 Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
02/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/02 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/03 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/04 Providence, RI – The Strand
03/06 Portland, ME – State Theater
03/07 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/08 London, ON – London Music Hall
03/09 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/10 Columbus, OH – Express LIVE
03/11 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
03/13 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
03/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/15 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
03/19 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/20 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
03/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
03/23 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/24 Boise, ID – Revolution
03/25 Reno, NV – Cargo

Chelsea Grin Begin Recording New Album

Chelsea Grin have officially hit the studio with producer Drew Fulk to begin the recording process for their new album. Joshua Travis (Emmure, ex-The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza) will co-produce the effort. The band tweeted the following:

[via The PRP]

Chelsea Grin Tease New Material

Chelsea Grin have shared some teasers of the new material they have been working on. You can check those out below:

[via The PRP]

Chelsea Grin Premiere New Song “Avidus”

Chelsea Grin are streaming a new song titled “Avidus.” This track is from the new deluxe edition of their latest album “Self Inflicted,” which is set to be released tomorrow (January 27). This version of the album will also include another new song called “American Dream” (steam HERE).

Chelsea Grin Premiere New Song “American Dream”/Announce Tour With Ice Nine Kills, Gideon, & Enterprise Earth

Chelsea Grin are streaming a new song titled “American Dream.” This track is from the new deluxe edition of their latest album “Self Inflicted,” which is set to be released on January 27. This version of the album will also include another new song called “Avidus.”

In other news, the band will also be heading out on tour with Ice Nine Kills, Gideon, and Enterprise Earth:

03/21 Spokane, WA – The Pin
03/22 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/23 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
03/24 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/25 San Diego, CA – SOMA
03/26 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
03/28 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
03/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
04/01 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
04/02 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
04/04 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
04/05 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
04/06 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
04/07 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/08 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
04/09 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/11 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
04/12 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/13 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
04/14 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/15 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
04/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/18 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
04/19 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/21 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
04/22 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
04/23 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
04/25 Kansas, City, MO – Aftershock
04/26 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Chelsea Grin Announce 2017 European/UK Tour With Betraying The Martyrs, Make Them Suffer, & Void Of Vision

Chelsea Grin have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Betraying The Martyrs, Make Them Suffer, and Void Of Vision.


Tour Dates:

02/03 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker
02/04 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/05 Koln, GER – Underground
02/06 Cardiff, UK – Clwd Ifor Bach
02/07 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/08 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/09 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
02/10 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
02/11 Paris, FRA – Le Petit Bain
02/12 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
02/13 Madrid, SPA – Lemon
02/14 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
02/15 Lyon, FRA – La Marche Gare
02/16 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
02/17 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/18 Lindau, GER – Vuadeville
02/19 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
02/20 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/21 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kurt
02/22 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/23 Berlin, GER – Lido
02/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
02/26 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
02/28 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
03/01 Gothenburg, SWE – Kahskjul 46
03/02 Hamburg, GER – Logo
03/03 Dresden, GER – Eventwerk
03/04 Judenburg, AUT – Rise Up Festival
03/05 Munchen, GER – Backstage