Just yesterday, fans of Armored Saint learned vocalist John Bush would not be on stage at a couple of the band’s upcoming shows on its U.S. tour due to an undisclosed “illness” that’s affecting his “nasal and chest area.” Fingers crossed that it’s not COVID, but it is flu and cold season, so here’s hoping it’s that.
In a statement personally posted by the ex-Anthrax singer via Armored Saint’s Facebook page, Bush said Dangerous Toys/Broken Teeth vocalist Jason McMaster will be behind the microphone in his absence. Bush said he hopes to be back on stage as soon as he can.
“What up Saint faithful!!
“The tour has been awesome so far. We’ve had killer shows with incredible receptions, so we thank you all who’ve attended. You guys have been amazing! We also want to thank the WASP camp. They have been extremely kind to us throughout the run.
“Unfortunately, luck has dealt me a gnarly knuckle ball. I came down with an illness and even though it hasn’t made me feel bad, it still has infiltrated my nasal and chest area and planted itself. I tried to push through in typical John Bush fashion in Cleveland and Pittsburgh but by doing so I jacked up my pipes and now I sit in Baltimore frustrated and emotionally distraught. Luckily, long-time friend and Armored Saint fan Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Broken Teeth) is coming to the rescue again. He’s already helped Accept earlier this year on tour and now he’s stepping into the batter’s box for me. I am extremely grateful, and I know he’ll kill it!
“I’ve seen a great doctor and he’s got me on the mend and I hope to be onstage soon.
“I’m out here on the road and I plan on being near the stage in giving my band members my support.
“Thanks to the fans for your understanding and don’t be offended if I don’t talk to you.”
We’re pulling for a speed recovery for John Bush. If you want to catch Armored Saint on the road with W.A.S.P., be sure to check the following dates below and get your tickets today.
ARMORED SAINT w/ W.A.S.P.:
11/17/2022 Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ | TICKETS
11/18/2022 Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY | TICKETS
11/19/2022 Penn’s Peak Jim – Thorpe, PA | TICKETS
11/20/2022 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA | TICKETS
11/23/2022 Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN | TICKETS
11/25/2022 Buckhead Theater – Atlanta GA | TICKETS
11/26/2022 Plaza Live – Orlando FL | TICKETS
11/29/2022 Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA | TICKETS
11/30/2022 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH | TICKETS
12/02/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL | TICKETS
12/03/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL | TICKETS
12/05/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO | TICKETS
12/07/2022 Grand Sierra Theater – Reno, NV | TICKETS
12/09/2022 The Regency – San Francisco, CA | TICKETS