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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SHADOWS FALL Cancel A Series Of Tour Dates Due To Jason Bittner's Illness - Official Statement Available!

As previously announced, drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) has been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis (a very serious disease). The same disease that sidelined Rex Brown (KILL DEVIL HILL, ex-PANTERA & DOWN) in 2009.

As a result, SHADOWS FALL have canceled the first four dates of their previously announced headlining tour with GOD FORBID, THY WILL BE DONE and TRUMPET THE HARLOT. Commented SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner: "For those who may not know, I was diagnosed last week with acute pancreatitis. Bittner posted the statement via his Facebook page:

"For most of the last SHADOWS FALL tour, I was in a lot of abdominal pain, which I figured was either food poisoning or a stomach bug. Unfortunately, it turns out to be a little more serious than that.

"After a trip to the ER last Monday, I received the diagnosis and some pain treatment.

"That being said, it pains me to say that due to doctor's orders, I am not cleared (nor do I even feel like I could pick up a stick) to begin touring until after I see the specialist and my blood work is back to normal.

"I apologize to the fans, 'cause it kills me to not be there, but my health comes first and I need to recuperate in order to return 110%."

Affected dates:

- November 08: Fayetteville, NC at The Norva
- November 09: Jacksonville, NC at Hooligans
- November 10: Charleston, SC at Ground Zero
- November 11: Jacksonville, FL at The Roc Bar

Dates still scheduled:

- November 13: Tallahassee, FL at Hard Rock Cafe
- November 14: Birmingham, AL at Zydeco
- November 15: Shreveport, LA at The Warehouse
- November 16: Oklahoma, OK at The Chemeleon Room
- November 17: Houston, TX at Scout Bar
- November 18: Austin, TX at Dirty Dog Bar
- November 20: Abilene, TX at TBA
- November 21: El Paso, TX at House Of Rock
- November 22: Gallup, NM at The Juggernaut
- November 23: Phoenix, AZ at Joe's Grotto

Related links:
Official Site of God Forbid
Official Site of Shadows Fall

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