Crashdïet frontman Gabriel Keyes taking a break from touring
In a surprise announcement, Crashdïet frontman Gabriel Keyes has revealed that he is taking a break from touring. He joins bassist Peter London and drummer Eric Young on the sidelines leaving only guitarist Martin Sweet as the lone man standing touring wise from the line-up that was featured on the albums Rust (2019) and Automaton (2022). Keyes and Sweet had been performing live as Crashdïet since February 2023 with Sam Söderlindh on bass and Michael Sweet on drums.
Back in April 2022, Young announced that he was stepping down indefinitely from live duties for personal reasons and that he was going to focus on his own well being.
About ten months later in February 2023, it was London‘s turn to bow out due to burnout issues. The following message was posted on Crashdïet‘s Facebook page back on February 6, 2023:
“A message from Peter:
Hi everybody 🙂
I feel it’s my duty to give you all an update on my health issues.I have been on a full-time sick leave since June last year due to burnout. And recovery has gone slower than expected. At this time, bringing me on tour in this shape would be too big of a risk for all parts, but I really want the show to go on, so the guys have found the perfect stand-in for me: Sam Söderlindh (Corroded, Dampf), and I know he will do the bass player duties perfectly. I’ve played with him a few times in other projects and he’s a great guy with fantastic musical skills. Furthermore, Martin‘s brother Michael (ToxicRose) will rejoin the band on drums for the upcoming shows. And as you all know he has stepped in numerous times in the past for CRASHDÏET. The boys have been rehearsing intensively for the upcoming Stockholm shows as well as Australia the following week. It is sounding amazing! I am optimistic about coming back as soon as my health will allow it.
Thank you all for understanding!
Crashdïet‘s announcement on their Facebook page earlier today pertaining to Keyes indicates:
“Finland tour postponed until 2024
Due to health related reasons we are forced to move our upcoming shows in Finland to September 2024.
Gabriel shares a statement about this decision:
“Dear CRASHDÏET fans,
I have decided to take a break from touring for a while. There are some things in life which come in an unexpected way and demand your full attention. My aim has always been to deliver 100% on stage and at this point I won’t be able to do this. I understand your disappointment about the moving of the shows but hope we can go wild together in full force in 2024. Thank you for all the love and support so far.”
The new dates are now scheduled the following:
CRASHDÏET (SWE) + Support: The Vantages
Thu 05.09.2024 Klubi, Tampere
Fri 06.09.2024 Teatro, Turku
Sat 07.09.2024 On The Rocks, Helsinki
Ticket return info:
Tickets bought for the previous dates can be used for the new shows. If the new dates are not suitable, purchased tickets can be returned to the ticket vendor. More information about ticket return will be available via Tiketti (Tampere & Helsinki) as well as Lippu.fi (Turku).
We are truly sorry for this, but as they say, health must come first!
We love you!