In a disappointing turn of events for fans, Code Orange, the prominent Pittsburgh hardcore band, has announced the cancellation of their much-anticipated U.S. headlining tour. This decision also affects their planned appearances at the ShipRocked Cruise and Pulp Summer Slam.
The cancellation comes in the wake of their latest album release, The Above, which was acclaimed as one of the best albums of 2023. The band was scheduled to showcase this new album on their winter tour.
The reason for this abrupt change is attributed to the ongoing health challenges faced by guitarist Dominic Landolina. Despite his efforts to push through performances last fall, his condition has worsened, impeding his ability to play and perform.
In a heartfelt statement, the band expressed their regret: "It pains us deeply to announce that we are canceling our upcoming headline tour, as well as the ShipRocked cruise / Pulp Summer Slam around it. Our guitarist Dom has been dealing with serious health issues over the past year that have led to his inability to play, perform and live comfortably. While he gritted through our fall performances, his issues were exasperated by them."
The band emphasized the seriousness of their decision, underscoring their disappointment in not being able to kick off this new era of their career as planned. They acknowledged their journey together since their teenage years, highlighting the hardships of the past few years as particularly challenging.
As they focus on regaining their strength and stability, Code Orange extended their gratitude for the continued support and respect from their fanbase. They also encouraged fans to support the bands Gel, Teenage Wrist, Soul Blind, Spy, and Gridiron, who were also slated to be part of the tour.
For fans looking for refunds, the band advised that they are available at the point of purchase. While the news is undoubtedly a setback for Code Orange and their supporters, the band's commitment to health and recovery shines through, promising a stronger return in the future.