In This Moment Announce 2017 North American Tour With Motionless In White, Avatar, & Gemini Syndrome

In This Moment have announced a North American headlining tour with Motionless In White, Avatar, and Gemini Syndrome. You can see the dates for that below.

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Tour Dates:

04/07 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
04/08 Green Bay, WI – The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
04/09 Maplewood, MN – Myth
04/11 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium and Underground
04/12 Kansas City, MI – Midland
04/14 Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room
04/15 Columbus, OH – Express LIVE
04/16 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
04/18 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
04/19 Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre
04/21 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
04/22 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
04/23 Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
04/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/26 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
04/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/02 Birmingham, AL – Iron City Bham
05/03 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
05/05 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium

In other news, Chris Howorth recently told Bandsintown.com that In This Moment are almost finished with their new album:

“We have been in the studio for the last four months and we are finishing up (as I write this) the last two songs. We are very excited about this new stuff—our fans are gonna be hearing new music very soon and we are looking at a summer release date.”

In This Moment Recruit 3 By Design‘s Kent Diimmel For Current Touring

In This Moment have recruited 3 By Design drummer Kent Diimmel for their current tour. He is taking over for Tom Hane, who recently exited the band.

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth Opens Up About Past Opiate Addiction

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with acute arthritis in his neck and shoulders. Now, in a new interview with KBAT 99.9, he has opened up about his struggles with opiate addiction, which came as a result of his pain.

Here’s what he said:

“I went through a period starting in probably 2008 on tour where I started to dabble with opiates, just because of the pain in my neck. I would take one to help me with the pain after the show, and as everyone knows, one turns into two. And I started taking them before the show, ’cause it would make me have a better show. And that went on for probably about three years, and I think I did a lot of overreaching and overdoing it and I was masking, you know, what was going on.

And I’ve been clean now for about two years. And all the reality of what I’ve been doing to it came to a head over this break. And I had to basically go, ‘Oh my God I can’t even turn my head any direction at all. What am I gonna do?’ And went in to specialists and stuff, and I’ve been going through a lot of therapy and medications.

And I actually now have… compared to a normal person, it’s shockingly not a lot of range of movement, but compared to what I was, it’s actually really pretty good. So,I’m in a good spot right now… But I’m never gonna be able to do what I did before, whipping the dreads and cranking my neck. I have to kind of relearn how to perform on stage.”

He also added:

“It’s really dangerous and they’re so addictive and they feel really good, you know? They feel really good. They make you not feel that pain, but the problem is they’re highly addictive and once you take one, you feel better.

After taking one for a few days, one doesn’t make you feel better anymore, and then you need two, and then you need three. And there comes a point when you’re, like, ‘Oh, man. I can’t take this many.’ So you try not to take ’em anymore, and then you get physically sick—you feel like nauseous and your legs ache and you’re in this weird pain.

And the only thing that makes that go away is taking your opiates again. So it’s not even about the pain anymore; it’s about not feeling sick. It’s a horrible thing, man, and a lot of people are dealing with it.

And I’m here to say you can stop, and you can stop on your own; you don’t have to go into rehab. You just have to get real with yourself and do it. I know it’s really hard, so I’m not trying to make it seem easy. It’s been hard for me.”

“I mean every time we’d go on tour, I’d have to figure out a way to get enough pills to able to do the tour. And it’s a horrible way to live. It’s much better now. It’s a bummer that I did so much damage over the years and it caught up with me in this way and affected my band and our career a little bit here. It’s just a lesson, you know?”

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth Reveals That He Has Acute Arthritis In His Neck & Shoulders

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth has revealed that he has been diagnosed With acute arthritis in his neck and shoulders. He is undergoing treatment for the condition, and has offered the following update on Instagram:

THANK YOU so much to all my friends and fans for all the supportive messages and concern over my injury. To give you a quick explanation of what happened I woke up 3 weeks ago in severe pain and unable to move my head in any direction, it felt like my neck was fused. I must have unknowingly injured it working the day before in our band storage unit. I immediately sought medical attention and now after 4 weeks of therapy and meds I am getting some mobility back. Unfortunately I have been diagnosed with acute arthritis in my neck and shoulders…It's something I'm going to have to live with from now on but I'm determined to continue writing and performing with my band. I am gutted that this affected our European tour but I am truly grateful for your support and understanding. We hope to make it up to you as soon as we can. I'm looking forward to seeing friends and fans this summer in the States. Chris

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In This Moment Cancel European Tour Due To Chris Howorth’s Injury

In This Moment have been forced to cancel their European tour. This decision was made due to a neck injury sustained by Chris Howorth.

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Howorth said the following:

“The people closest to me already know, but sadly, now it’s time for the world to know. I have injured my neck and am unable to move my head more than an inch or two in any direction & I now have the burden of making some pretty weighty decisions for myself. In order to continue performing live, I am aggressively seeking treatment & must remain at home in Los Angeles.

I am devastated that our European shows are affected by this but in order to keep moving forward with the band, it’s imperative to work on getting better. I cannot express how appreciative I am that we have such amazing fans & loving support from all over the world. I feel as if I’m letting you down & it breaks my heart. I truly hope to see you all again in the near future.”

Maria Brink added:

“It is so heartbreaking to me that we have to cancel this tour. The last time we were in Europe, I felt such fire & magic at the shows- I have been absolutely dying to get back. It’s a raw, rare energy that left a serious impact on us. It’s probably easy for everyone to think “why don’t you just go without Chris,” but the truth is, he is my partner, brother & one of my closest friends.

Throughout the years, Chris has stood strong by my side through everything- he’s never left me behind. I can’t bring myself to do this tour without him, it simply would not be In This Moment. Our fans would not be getting a true ITM show without him. We take this very seriously & are so deeply sorry to have to do this. We have unconditional LOVE our Europe fans. Chris is on top of taking care of himself & I firmly believe he can be back to playing soon. Blood Legion Forever.”

In This Moment Announce 2016 Tour With HELLYEAH, Shaman’s Harvest, & Sunflower Dead

In This Moment have announced the 2016 edition of their “Hellpop” tour. The band will also be joined by special guests HELLYEAH, Shaman’s Harvest and Sunflower Dead. Nonpoint will also perform instead of HELLYEAH on select dates.

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Tour Dates:

06/18 Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
06/19 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
06/21 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
06/22 Midland, TX – La Hacienda Event Center
06/24 Abilene, TX – Abilene Civic Center
06/25 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
06/27 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
06/29 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
06/30 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
07/02 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
07/03 N. Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
07/05 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/06 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
07/08 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
07/09 Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres
07/10 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
07/12 Peoria, IL – Limelight Event Complex
08/12 Sturgis, SD – Easyrider Saloon (with Nonpoint) (no HELLYEAH)
08/13 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre (with Nonpoint) (no HELLYEAH)
08/14 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre (with Nonpoint) (no HELLYEAH)
08/16 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall (with Nonpoint) (no HELLYEAH)
08/17 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (with Nonpoint) (no HELLYEAH)
08/19 Columbus, OH – Express Live (with Nonpoint) (no HELLYEAH)
08/20 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center (with Nonpoint) (no HELLYEAH)