NEWS: Scott Middleton (Cancer Bats) to sit out remainder of 2019 tours!

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Scott Middleton, the guitarist/vocalist for Canadian hardcore punks Cancer Bats, has announced that he’ll be sitting out the remainder of the band’s 2019 touring plans.

These will be the first of the band’s shows that he’s missed for over fifteen years, but it’s for a good reason, as Middleton explains that he’ll be waiting for the birth of his first child.

All touring commitments by the band will still go ahead as scheduled, with Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire/Gallows/Black Lungs) stepping in to fill his shoes as he focuses on new found fatherhood.

You can check out Middleton‘s statement confirming this news below.

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Thanks to everyone who made my last @cancerbats tour of the year so awesome! Had a blast at all our shows across France and the UK! Feels crazy to be missing my first show ever in 15 years of CB, but couldn’t be more excited about having our first child in a few more weeks! @wademacneil has my back on the shred stick while I’m gone! Go check out all our tours in Canada, Australia and Europe before the year’s end! Since I’ll be at home, I’ll be open to doing more studio work than ever before. Please email me @ scott@scottmiddletonproducer.com if you’re interested in help with Production, mixing, mastering, songwriting etc. #cancerbats #scottmiddletonproducer #mixing #mastering #songwriting #nikhuberguitars #metalproduction #orangeamps #daddariostrings

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“Thanks to everyone who made my last Cancer Bats tour of the year so awesome! Had a blast at all our shows across France and the UK! Feels crazy to be missing my first show ever in 15 years of CB, but couldn’t be more excited about having our first child in a few more weeks! Wade MacNeil has my back on the shred stick while I’m gone! Go check out all our tours in Canada, Australia, and Europe before the year’s end! Since I’ll be at home, I’ll be open to doing more studio work than ever before. Please email me at scott@scottmiddletonproducer.com if you’re interested in help with production, mixing, mastering, songwriting, etc.”

All of the band’s remaining UK tour dates for the year are listed below, where they’ll be supporting Sick Of It All.

NOVEMBER 21 – GLASGOW, Slay
NOVEMBER 22 – SHEFFIELD, Corporation
NOVEMBER 24 – LONDON, Electric Brixton