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King's X cancel all European dates as guitarist Ty Tabor is diagnosed with serious illness

King's X
Ty Tabor (left) (Image credit: Derek Soto)

King's X guitarist Ty Tabor has announced that he is to undergo treatment for an undisclosed illness. 

As a result, the three-piece have cancelled a series of European dates which were due to begin in Munich, Germany on September 1.

Tabor posted a message to fans on the band's social media to explain his current situation.

It reads: "Hello everyone. I recently went in for some medical tests and discovered that I have an illness requiring vigilant monitoring. As a result, I will need to remain in the US while following medical advice and potential treatment. I know this is a disappointment for those who have waited so long for our European shows. I am sorry for this unavoidable setback. I want everyone to know that my prognosis is good. We plan to keep doing shows in the US so I can remain close to home and take less risks while dealing with this change in life. Thanks so much for all of your love and support." 

The band will honour three July dates in the US, but the following dates have been cancelled:

Sep 01: Munich Backstage Halle, Germany
Sep 02: Veruno Musica Festival, Italy
Sep 03: Langenthal Old  Capitol, Switzerland
Sep 06: Nürnberg Hirsch, Germany
Sep 07: Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal, Germany
Sep 09: Zoertermeer Boerderij, Netherlands
Sep 10: Hamburg Fabrik, Germany
Sep 12: Verviers Spirit of 66, Belgium
Sep 13: Cologne Kantine, Germany
Sep 14: Paris Vaureal Le Forum, Franve
Sep 16: Southampton The Brook, UK
Sep 17: Holmfirth Picturedrome, UK
Sep 18: Newcastle Wylam Brewery, UK
Sep 20: Glasgow Garage, UK
Sep 22: Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
Sep 23: Cambridge Junction, UK
Sep 24: Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill, UK
Sep 26: London Islington Assembly Hall, UK
Sep 27: Manchester Academy 2, UK
Sep 28: Cardiff Tramshed, UK
Sep 30: Vosselaar Biebob, Belgium
Oct 01: Rheine Hypothalamus, Germany

We wish Ty all the best. 

The band recently released their first new music for 14 years in the form of new single Let It Rain. It's taken from their forthcoming album, Three Sides of One, due out on September 2 through InsideOut Music.

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.