Eve 6 Cancels Tour Plans

Eve 6 has pulled out of all its scheduled tour dates, including a current road trip and the pending Canadian Edgefest festival tour, due to singer/bassist Max Collins' throat problems.

Collins told fans via the band's newsletter that he has developed nodes on his vocal cords which will likely require surgery, and he must rest his voice.

Three weeks ago, Eve 6 bailed from a tour of Europe that had been scheduled from May 20 to June 2. At that time, drummer Tony Fagenson told fans via the trio's newsletter that once the bandmembers arrived in Europe, they found themselves suffering from extreme physical and mental exhaustion and were unable to continue.

The group was to have been supporting "Open Road Song," the third single from its self-titled debut album. According to Fagenson, the band just completed a video for the song which includes live footage shot largely at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Fagenson added that the group will be using its downtime to work on its second

album.

Prior to scheduling Europe, the trio had been touring with Lit (see "Lit Gets Naked For End Of Eve 6 Tour"). Eve 6 returned to the road June 5 at the Atlanta RockFest and was to have continued on performing at a number of festivals (including the KROQ Weenie Roast and Luau on June 19) as well as roughly a dozen club dates with mates the Marvelous 3. All those plans have now been scrapped.

Edgefest is scheduled from July 1 in Toronto through to July 14 in Vancouver, and Eve 6 had been booked to headline the second stage. Edgefest organizers can only hope that Eve 6 will be their only casualty, and it's a given that they're keeping a close eye on the status of headliners Hole. That band recently pulled out of the New York KROCK radio show citing a sore throat.