Slaves have postponed their European/UK tour to give Jonny Craig time to heal from recent back surgeries. You can see what the band had to say about that below.
“UK & Europe —
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, SLAVES have been forced to postpone the upcoming shows in the United Kingdom & mainland Europe.
As many of you may know by now, Jonny had been experiencing severe back pain for a while and recently had to undergo three major back surgeries. We’re happy to say that Jonny is in great spirits and recovering well but will have to remain hospitalized for the present time to properly heal and rehabilitate from these surgeries.
We are already working on the reschedule for later in the year with our UK/European team and support is sorting out to include great line-up. All tickets will remain valid and will be honored at the rescheduled shows. A special thank you to XRAY Touring, and all the promoters in UK & mainland Europe for their understanding.
Thank you for your continuous love & support,
Slaves have postponed a couple of live shows to give Jonny Craig time to heal from recent back surgeries. He is currently recovering in the hospital.
Craig said the following:
“Texas & NYC —
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I have been forced to postpone the upcoming shows in Texas and New York City.
Over the past few weeks I had been experiencing severe back pain. After consulting with the doctor it was clear that surgery was necessary. In this time, I have undergone three back surgeries. I’m beginning post surgery recovery and will have to remain hospitalized for the present time to properly heal from these surgeries and get back to full health before I can perform.
It hurts me so much to postpone these shows, but I hope you understand this is something I need to do for my health. I am going to work to ensure that these rescheduled shows are extra special. Once I know my recovery timeline, I will get these shows rescheduled and announced as soon as possible. All tickets will remain valid and will be honored at the rescheduled shows. A special thank you to Third String Productions, Twin Productions, and New Island for their understanding and help with rescheduling these shows.
Thank you for your continuous support.
Slaves have premiered a new video for their new song “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode.” Check that out below. You can also head over to Alternative Press to read an interview with Jonny Craig, who discusses the song/video, as well as the band’s upcoming album, their lineup changes, etc.
Slaves have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Check out the dates below.
03/10 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/11 Parma, ITA – Circolo MU
03/12 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/14 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
03/15 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
03/16 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
03/17 Koln, GER – Luxor
03/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
03/20 Amsterdam, NET – Sugar Factory
03/23 Brighton, UK – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
03/24 London, UK – Islington Academy
03/25 Bristol, UK – Thekla
03/27 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
03/28 Nottingham, UK – Basement
03/29 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
03/30 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Slaves have announced an October headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Outline In Color and Avion Roe.
10/05 Darien, IL – Q Bar
10/06 Dayton, OH – Rockstar Pro Arena
10/07 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
10/08 Detroit, MI – The Ritz
10/09 Rochester, NY – Harmony House
10/10 Syracuse, NY – The Vault
10/11 Providence, RI – Fete
10/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
10/13 Patchogue, NY – 89 North
10/14 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
10/15 Howell, NJ – GameChanger World (‘Loud Fest‘) (Slaves only)
10/17 Greensboro, NC – Greene St. Club
10/18 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
The future of Slaves was looking a bit murky recently, but now it appears that Jonny Craig and Colin Vieira plan to continue the band with new members. You can read what they had to say below.
“No we didn’t break up. Things are a little different, and its just Jonny Craig and Colin Vieira now, but we are about to go on tour in Europe and are in the process of writing. Expect an interview from us to further clear things up in the very near future! thanks for riding with us through this crazy journey called life!”
It was recently revealed that Slaves was calling it quits. Now, Jonny Craig has issued a statement saying that he is an “addict” and that he will “eventually continue on as Slaves” someday.
Here is his full statement:
“To all my faithful fans,
It’s time I set the record straight. Please know this is me talking: not a publicist, not a manager, it’s just me.
For years I have fought hard to escape my past and everything that comes with it. I have continually gotten clean, and then fallen right back into the same ruts. As most of you are aware…I have a problem: I am an addict. I have entered rehab twice. I have sought help multiple times. It just keeps happening. My choices and my struggles have cost me many things: relationships, loved ones, friends, bands, and much more. For letting any of you down, I’m truly sorry.
This is an open letter to everyone to let you know I’m struggling. No excuses. I want you, the fans, to know that I’m doing my best to get through these current tours. I will try my best to stay clean and finish these. To help get me back on track I am going back on the medicine I was on for 4 years that helped me stay clean. After the U.S. solo tour and the European Slaves dates (with select members), I am going to take some time and get the help I really need. I am also going to take money from the solo tour to put towards the help I need. I know it’s not optimal for my health to be out on the road, but I really want to finish these tours for you guys.
I am going to be working on new solo material with Kyle Lucas. Colin Vieira and I will eventually continue on as Slaves, and there will be more good news to come.
Thank you for staying with me all of these years. You guys are what keep me going.