Trivium’s Matt Heafy Leaves Tour To Be With Pregnant Wife, Fill-ins Announced


Trivium shredder and screamer Matt Heafy left his current headline tour to race home to be with his pregnant wife who is carrying twins. In a video shared to social media, Matt said he was gutted to leave the tour, but needed to be with his wife, who might give birth at any time. Rather than cancel the remaining dates, Howard Jones of openers Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) and YouTube vlogger/shredder Jared Dimes will fill in the remaining dates. There is a possibility that Matt will also rejoin the tour at some point. The band is out on the road supporting last year’s album The Sin and The Sentence (Roadrunner).

Heafy commented:

“I just had to fly back unexpectedly home to Orlando. As you know, my wife and I are expecting twins, and as you also know with pregnancy, there are no definitive answers on when things are happening, especially when it’s two. So I had to get back. I took an emergency flight to get back home. I’m home now. We’re basically just on watch.”

Trivium, with Avatar and Light The Torch remaining tour dates:

Oct. 25 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse

Oct. 26 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater

Oct. 28 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

Oct. 29 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

Oct. 30 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

Oct. 31 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

Nov. 02 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

Nov. 03 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre