A black cloud seems to keep following Cold.
Before a scheduled concert in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on Monday, bassist Jeremy Marshall broke his arm in what his label described as a "general touring accident." Neither the record company nor the band's publicist could provide information about what caused the break.
Marshall was taken to a hospital and the band canceled that evening's show. Cold would have had to pull out of a Wednesday concert in Toronto as well, but headliners Staind canceled the date because of concerns about the SARS epidemic (see "Avril Lavigne, Sum 41 Work To Fight Toronto's SARS Woes").
Cold will resume the tour May 30 in Buffalo, New York, where Marshall will play with his arm in a cast.
The band's single "Stupid Girl" is getting strong airplay, and its new album, Year of the Spider, has sold nearly 140,000 copies in just two weeks. But in spite of these recent highlights, the past 12 months have been rough for Cold. Frontman Scooter Ward's sister and girlfriend were stricken with cancer and two people close to the band died of drug overdoses. Cold funneled the pain and sadness from these experiences into their record, which aches as hard as it rocks (see "Cold Turn Year Of Loss Into Year Of The Spider").