DES MOINES, IA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Des Moines-based metal/rock band Stone Sour was forced to cancel all of their remaining U.S. tourdates after the band's drummer, 41-year-old Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke.
A post on the band's website read: "It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the remaining dates on our current headline tour. Our friend and drummer, Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke a couple of nights ago after our show in Des Moines. He’s doing great and is expected to make a 100% recovery. We apologize to all the fans and look forward to getting back out on the road with Roy in the coming months."
Affected dates include Rapid City, SD (May 17th), Fargo, ND (May 18), Detroit, MI (May 20), Libertyville, IL (May 21) and Columbus, OH (May 22). The band is also on the books for the Rock In Rio Festival on September 24th and at the time of publication, it was unclear if that date was still a go.
Mayorga, who also plays keyboards, was the original drummer for the band Brazillian metal band Soulfly and also toured behind the kit with Sepultura. He joined Stone Sour in 2006 as a replacement for Joel Ekman.
Stone Sour was touring in support of their third studio album, "Audio Secrecy," which debuted at #6 on the Billboard top 200 when it was released last year. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers