Hey buds,

Unfortunately I have to be the bearer of some bad news, namely that I will not be able to join the guys on our upcoming U.S. and European tours. This summer I was diagnosed with cancer (some of you may remember that we had to cancel a couple shows for a medical emergency: that was so that I could have surgery to remove the tumor), and I begin further treatment on Oct. 1st. So, that’s the bad news, here’s the good news: I caught it very early, and my type of cancer has a super high survival rate (96%). Here’s some more good news: the shows are not canceled, we have some great subs lined up, and these shows are still going to be awesome. So, make sure you go out and support the guys, because they’ve given me nothing but amazing support during this tough time. In the meantime, get that mole checked out, and if you feel like it, donate to www.cancer.ca

– Sam

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