BUCKCHERRY has been pressured to cancel one present on its present U.S. tour and postpone a few others after singer Josh Todd examined optimistic for COVID-19, the illness brought on by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Earlier right this moment (Saturday, June 11), BUCKCHERRY launched the next assertion by way of social media: “TO THE FANS: Close to the start of final evening’s present in Riverside, Josh started to really feel very ailing on stage and realized he could be unable to finish the present. He returned to the bus and took a fast COVID take a look at which got here again optimistic.
“Whereas he’s resting and taking good care of himself, we’re, sadly, going to need to cancel tonight’s efficiency at Thunder Valley On line casino in Lincoln and postpone tomorrow’s present at Coach Home in San Juan Capistrano and Tuesday’s present on the Rialto Theatre in Tucson.
“Relaxation assured that Josh is doing alright and we’ll be again in motion very quickly.
“All VIP purchases for tonight’s canceled efficiency at Thunder Valley are being refunded. To those that had tickets to final evening’s present in Riverside, in addition to these in San Juan Capistrano & Tucson, please maintain on to all tickets and VIP purchases and keep tuned for more information relating to rescheduled performances in late October.
“We apologize for the inconvenience, however we are going to see you very quickly!”
Final September, Todd advised the “TODDCast Podcast” that he “jumped on” getting the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as he had the chance. “I do not maintain anyone to what they’ve gotta do,” he mentioned. “I hope that everyone would simply get it for the larger good and never consider simply themselves, in order that we may get by way of this and get to the opposite aspect and make it somewhat extra manageable. However I do perceive that folks do have medical points and whatnot — they’re coping with a whole lot of stuff. And that being mentioned, what are you gonna do?”
Todd, who celebrated his twenty seventh yr of sobriety in November, lately advised SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” that he turned a licensed phlebotomist in the course of the lockdown. Requested concerning the steps which can be concerned in getting licensed in phlebotomy, which is the drawing of blood by venipuncture for transfusion, diagnostic testing or experimental procedures, Josh mentioned: “I went to a two-week program the place you stick and also you get caught quite a bit by college students. And then you definitely’ve gotta take a nationwide examination, and I did that as nicely, and I handed that. And then you definitely get out within the discipline and do your factor. And that is what I did for, like I mentioned, 4 months out in downtown L.A.; I labored at a COVID clinic. And it was attention-grabbing.
“I’ve all the time been a employee — I’ve labored since I used to be 13 — so not working is just not good for me,” he defined. “And I all the time turned enthusiastic about it. I all the time go to Quest Diagnostics. I get my bloodwork yearly there, as a result of one of the best phlebotomists are there. I keep in mind this one huge, tall tattoed dude got here out and drew my blood one time, and I actually did not even really feel it; he was so good. And we began chatting, and I simply turned enthusiastic about it — a very long time in the past, method earlier than the pandemic. After which I used to be simply, like, ‘I am gonna go be taught this. I am gonna be taught it.’ And so I did it.”
Final month, Josh advised the 96.7 KCAL-FM program “Wired In The Empire” that BUCKCHERRY plans to report its tenth studio album on the finish of this yr. He mentioned: “We’re nonetheless touring. We have been touring since June 1st of final yr. We put in about 200 reveals sometimes on a report cycle. So we’re gonna end out this run; it goes all the way in which to September. And we have been already writing for the brand new report, so we virtually have an entire report of fabric collectively now. So as soon as we get off the street, we’ll go in and report after which we’re gonna take a number of months off after which put out our tenth report.”
BUCKCHERRY‘s follow-up to final yr’s “Hellbound” will as soon as once more he helmed by producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has beforehand collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, amongst many others.
Frederiksen beforehand produced “Hellbound” in addition to BUCKCHERRY‘s fourth album, “Black Butterfly”, and co-wrote “Sorry”, amongst different songs, with the band.
“Hellbound” got here out in June 2021 by way of Spherical Hill Information. The follow-up to 2019’s “Warpaint” was recorded within the fall of 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
In the summertime of 2020, BUCKCHERRY recruited JETBOY‘s Billy Rowe as its new guitarist. He joined the group because the alternative for Kevin Roentgen, who left BUCKCHERRY in July of that yr.
In 2019, BUCKCHERRY enlisted Francis Ruiz as its new drummer. He joined the group because the alternative for Sean Winchester, who exited BUCKCHERRY after laying down the drum tracks on “Warpaint”.
TO THE FANS: Close to the start of final evening’s present in Riverside, Josh started to really feel very ailing on stage and realized he…
Posted by Buckcherry on Saturday, June 11, 2022