Glastonbury will be without one of their big draws at this year’s festival.
Snow Patrol has been forced to pull out after doctors advised the band’s pianist/guitarist to seek immediate surgery.
The band’s frontman Gary Lightbody said via Facebook that Johnny McDaid, the band’s pianist, guitarist is experiencing “serious” problems with his neck.
Snow Patrol has now also canceled all shows in Europe including the Latitude festival that happens on July 20th, explaining to fans that they need to give McDaid time to recover. As far as the Latitude festival, The Stereophonics are now lined up as the headliners.
As well as Johnny McDaid’s health problems, the band’s guitarist Nathan Connolly is also sidelined with nerve damage and will be out for another four weeks before starting to play again.
Lightbody explained: “To replace Johnny it would take at least two people and with Nathan still out with nerve damage (he is slowly on the mend) he is also still unable to play guitar we feel it’s just not appropriate to continue with shows at this stage.”
He added: “It isn’t just their guitars and pianos that would be missed. Their backing vocals are essential to our sound and their energy and spirits are colossal and are irreplaceable forces.”