The Exies Take "These Are the Days" Off Road to Rest Vocals
The Exies’ vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Scott Stevens has been ordered off the road by doctors to avoid severely damaging his vocal chords. The singer began having difficulties during the group’s current run with platinum-selling Texas rock band Drowning Pool in support of its recently released A Modern Way of Living With the Truth on indie label Eleven Seven Music, distributed by ADA. It’s their first album since 2004.
Stevens has been battling throat problems since shortly after the beginning of the tour in Englewood, CO on August 12. After the Mechanicsburg, PA performance on Monday, Stevens realized he had to see a doctor. Yesterday he visited Dr. George Newsome, a local ear, nose, and throat specialist who said that Stevens’ vocals chords had the same consistency as hamburger meat and suggested the vocalist take a break to rest immediately before there is irreparable damage done.
Added Stevens, “I really tried to hold out as long as I could but the doctor says my throat is toast and has to heal. We’ll definitely come back to these towns on a future tour so we’ll see our fans out there real soon.”
The band’s recent national television performance on CBS’s The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson follows the release of their current album. Revolver Magazine proclaims that, “The Exies return with what may be the best album they’ve ever made.”
The band has been a diligent force on the road, touring previously on a sold-out venture with Buckcherry and Three Days Grace, and up until now were on a national club tour with fellow label mates Drowning Pool.
The Exies are Scott Stevens (vocals, guitar), Freddy Herrera (bass), Chris Skane (guitar), and Davis “Hoss” Wright (drums).
Aug 29 Monkey Business Hilton Head, SC
Aug 30 The Swamp Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Sep 2 Western Playland/KLAQ BBQ Sunland Park, NM
Sep 3 The Pavilion at Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
Sep 5 Harker Heights Event Center/Killeen Harker Heights, TX
Alter Bridge was formed in 2004 by Mark Tremonti (lead guitar, vocals), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums), all former members of Creed, with Myles Kennedy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), formerly of The Mayfield Four.