Bad news from camp Unearth. The band’s drummer, Nick Pierce, has been forced to leave the band’s current tour with Ringworm, Reflections, Great American Ghost and Hollow Earth. This is due to health reasons involving a back injury. And, unfortunately, this happened right towards the end of the trek which means he grinded until he physically couldn’t anymore. That’s commitment if I’ve ever seen it.
You can check out the official statement from the band below and look over the remaining dates on the flyer up above. We wish Nick all the best in his recovery process.
“We regret to inform everyone that our drummer, Nick Pierce, has been forced to leave the Fury Tour due to his back injury. He fought through over three weeks of tour with two bulging vertebrae and a partially severed disc in his lower back, but he was given doctors orders to shut it down and get immediate treatment.
His departure from the tour will unfortunately cause us to miss tonight’s show in Fayetteville, NC at the Drunk Horse Pub. However, the show will still be going on with the other bands on the Fury Tour for just $10! So please get out and support Ringworm, Reflections, Great American Ghost and Hollow Earth.
Refunds for previously purchased tickets are available from the venue or point of purchase. We apologize to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us. We will make it up to you all.
The good news is we WILL continue the tour starting tomorrow in Washington D.C. with Mike ‘Scuzz’ Sciulara (Extinction A.D.) behind the kit. Mike is no stranger to playing drums for Unearth as he was our touring drummer for a couple months at the end of 2014 when Nick, again, was out with a back injury. We want to thank Mike for rearranging things in his life to help us out again. He’s a true professional, excellent drummer and great guy to tour with.
We’ll be playing our full set in D.C. at the Rock’n’Roll Hotel, New York City at Santos Party House and Worcester, MA at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. See you on the road!”