Bad news bears guys. Although the seriousness – the whats or whys – is not known, Converge have announced that they will definitely be dropping off the rest of their US tour due to an unplanned succumbent to the ER. They didn’t specify who, but a photo posted today revealed it to be bassist Nate Newton. The statement read thusly:

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Converge on our recent U.S. Tour.

Unfortunately on our day drive from St. Louis to Austin, one of our members had a serious health scare. We rushed him to the nearest ER were he was looked at by some fine Oklahoma doctors. After a night’s stay in the hospital and a battery of tests we were able to have him discharged earlier today. We are now racing (quite literally) to make it to our show at Chaos In Tejas, albeit extremely late, to play an abbreviated set. Wish us luck…

Because of this health issue, we are cancelling the remaining few shows of this current U.S. tour so he can get home and get some medical attention asap. To those in Little Rock, Nashville, and Raleigh, we will add you to our list of places for make up shows later down the road.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support, it is appreciated by all of us.

As I’m sure is the general sentiment right now, our thoughts are for a speedy recovery to Nate, whatever ails ‘im.

A silver lining (for me at least) is that the planned show on June 14th in London is still going ahead – we’ll let you know if that changes.

– CG

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