KING'S X Cancels Tour Dates So JERRY GASKILL Can Address Heart 'Issues'

18 October 2019
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KING'S X has canceled all of its previously announced tour dates for 2019 so that drummer Jerry Gaskill undergo undisclosed heart "procedures."

The band broke the news of the cancelation in a Facebook post earlier today. They wrote: "On October 14th, during a recent check-up with his cardiologist, Jerry Gaskill was informed that he had some issues with his heart that needed to be addressed, and as a result, he will need to have some procedures to help rectify these issues.
"Jerry is feeling positive and is looking toward the future, He wanted to make sure that his feelings were truly expressed, on how awful he feels about having this happen. He and the band were looking forward to playing these upcoming shows, especially knowing that they were selling out. Jerry is determined as always to do whatever he can to get back out and see all of the fans, and as his focus is turned inward we all ask that you keep FAITH HOPE AND LOVE during this process."
Gaskill added: "It is with great sadness and sorrow that we must cancel and reschedule these upcoming shows. I thought of every possible way that I could actually get out there and do this. I was very much looking forward to it. But I realized in the end that it just would not be wise. Yet, I am determined once again to come back and be better than ever. Thanks for all the love and understanding."
KING'S X and its representatives have rescheduled these dates for April 2020:
April 16 - [to be announced]
April 17 - Hazard, KY - City of Hazard Hal Rogers Center
April 19 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
April 23 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
April 24 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
April 25 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
KING'S X was sidelined by several health scares in recent years, including frontman Doug Pinnick's two hernia operations and two near-fatal heart attacks suffered by Gaskill.
KING'S X recently completed recording a new album, its first since 2008's "XV". It will mark the band's debut LP for Golden Robot Records. An early 2020 release is expected.