Opeth have issued the following update:

"Due to Mikael contracting Varicella (Chicken Pox), the appearances this weekend, Peace & Love (Borlänge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29), have all been cancelled. We hope to have Mike on his feet again as soon as possible, and obviously apologize to all and any that had set out to see Opeth this weekend."

The replacement for Opeth on the Hovefestivalen and Metal Town is Satyricon.


Source: opeth.com
Band profile: Opeth
 
Posted: 27.06.2008 by SlaytallicA



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dancingdecember - 27.06.2008 at 18:20  
oh man he mentioned in the concert here last weekend his daughter had chicken pox.
Derelict Earth - 27.06.2008 at 19:29  
What a bad luck !
Doc Godin - 27.06.2008 at 20:36  
bahahaha. Chicken Pox, dont most people get that when theyre like 6?
Katatronik - 27.06.2008 at 21:29  
Hope he gets well soon!
ponderer - 27.06.2008 at 21:40  
Thought the pox was like eradicated or somethin.
LeChron James - 27.06.2008 at 23:54  
HAHAHA AWFUL. only mikael would get chicken pox. but helluv agree with satyricon as a replacement.
jezzzz - 28.06.2008 at 01:57  
glad they didn't cancel wacken... but isn't chicken pox REALLY serious if you catch it as an adult?
Elijah - 28.06.2008 at 05:42  
As a child, chicken pox is a minor illness. As an adult, it's potentially life threatening.
Higsby - 28.06.2008 at 09:19  
Elijah speaks truth here. Chicken Pox is worse when you're adult with it. Although he probably won't die from it... Varicella has a low death rate, but higher in adults...
Derelict Earth - 28.06.2008 at 12:27  
Written by Elijah on 28.06.2008 at 05:42

As a child, chicken pox is a minor illness. As an adult, it's potentially life threatening.


Well it's life threatening in countries with poor medecine, I don't think there is any risk in Sweden.
Rimfrost - 28.06.2008 at 14:57  
I read that doctors normally don't give medicine to patients with chicken pox, but if the patient is an artist and has festival apperances on his schedule then maybe they will make an exeption? I hope that Mike will be well soon, I am going to Metalcamp and I hope to see them there.
Ozman - 28.06.2008 at 15:08  
Written by Derelict Earth on 28.06.2008 at 12:27

Written by Elijah on 28.06.2008 at 05:42

As a child, chicken pox is a minor illness. As an adult, it's potentially life threatening.


Well it's life threatening in countries with poor medecine, I don't think there is any risk in Sweden.


The problem is that chicken pox is highly contagious.
xdissectionx - 28.06.2008 at 20:31  
Its possible to never get chickenpox. My grandfather is 80 and never got it.
lol Mikael got it from his daughter, poor guy.
Warman - 28.06.2008 at 21:52  
Damn I'm lucky! And I who thought of going to Metaltown but changed my mind. Guess which band attracted me the most?
ponderer - 28.06.2008 at 21:53  
Lots of virtual doctors on Metalstorm. AHAHAHAHAHA.
Athan - 28.06.2008 at 22:03  
Written by Rimfrost on 28.06.2008 at 14:57

I read that doctors normally don't give medicine to patients with chicken pox, but if the patient is an artist and has festival apperances on his schedule then maybe they will make an exeption? I hope that Mike will be well soon, I am going to Metalcamp and I hope to see them there.



No medicine to make chickenpox dissapear, only some kind of lotion to make it less itchy. But it would be really embarassing for him to appear with all those spots on him (lol) so i guess no hope for a concert in the next 2 weeks.
Spyroid - 29.06.2008 at 18:45  
Written by Warman on 28.06.2008 at 21:52

Damn I'm lucky! And I who thought of going to Metaltown but changed my mind. Guess which band attracted me the most?


I went there only for Opeth and was told on the train that they cancelled...
a MasT - 30.06.2008 at 20:05  
Written by Spyroid on 29.06.2008 at 18:45

Written by Warman on 28.06.2008 at 21:52

Damn I'm lucky! And I who thought of going to Metaltown but changed my mind. Guess which band attracted me the most?


I went there only for Opeth and was told on the train that they cancelled...


That sucks big time....
Thryce - 02.07.2008 at 00:01  
For the ones who were caring about Mikael Åkerfeldt's health, he has issued the following update:

"Just to avoid any confusion, I want to confirm that I'm feeling much better and Opeth will be performing the remaining summer festivals that we've committed to, starting with Ruisrock [in Turku, Finland] this Saturday [July 5]."

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