Pyros' Guitarist Ready To Tour

Dec. 6, 1996 -- Encouraged by guitarist Peter DiStefano's progress in his battle with cancer, Porno For Pyros will begin touring again early next year.

The band had announced on November 5 that all future dates would be rescheduled to allow DiStefano to begin chemotherapy. On Thursday, Porno For Pyros' management told MTV News that DiStefano's condition was "much better," and that the band will begin making up the postponed dates on January 15 in Miami. The dates and venues for the first leg of the tour have not been confirmed yet.

At the time of the first announcement, the band was hitting cities in the Pacific Northwest, and had planned to tour through the west coast and South America in November.