This weekend, the Swedish glam sleaze rockers Crashdïet will play two intimate shows in their hometown Stockholm. The shows will take place at “Pub Anchor” on Friday (10 February 2023) and on Saturday (11 February 2023), with the doors opening at 8 PM and the gigs starting at midnight. Tickets can only be purchased on location and not in advance. Further information can be found here.
Although Crashdïet will be back on stage this weekend, one band member will be missing. Already last summer, Crashdïet had to cancel several performances, due to bass player Peter London facing health problems. Now, Peter London gives an update on his state of health:
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“Hi everybody :) I feel it’s my duty to give you all an update on my health issues. I have been on a full-time sick leave since June last year due to burnout. And recovery has gone slower than expected. At this time, bringing me on tour in this shape would be too big of a risk for all parts, but I really want the show to go on, so the guys have found the perfect stand-in for me: Sam Söderlindh (Corroded, Dampf), and I know he will do the bass player duties perfectly. I’ve played with him a few times in other projects and he’s a great guy with fantastic musical skills. Furthermore, Martins’s brother Michael (ToxicRose) will rejoin the band on drums for the upcoming shows. And as you all know he has stepped in numerous times in the past for CRASHDÏET. The boys have been rehearsing intensively for the upcoming Stockholm shows as well as Australia the following week. It is sounding amazing! I am optimistic about coming back as soon as my health will allow it. Thank you all for understanding! Much love, Peter London”– Peter London
The original statement can be seen below:
With Peter London taking a break, there will be only one longtime band member of Crashdïet touring with the band, namely guitarist Martin Sweet. Already in spring 2022, Eric Young stepped down from his duties as a live drummer:
“Dear people in Crashdiet-land, I have decided to step aside from my duties as live-drummer in Crashdiet. For how long, only time can tell. My reasons for stepping down are personal, and I need to focus on my own well being for a while.”– Eric Young
Martin Sweet added later on:
“He has his own career. He goes on tour with bigger bands. Not as a drummer, but as a technician. So he has loads of work.”– Martin Sweet
Martin Sweet went on to say that the touring plans started to overlap.