Kennedy Brock of The Maine successfully has tumor removed from thoracic spine

Kennedy Brock of The Maine has just successfully had a tumor removed from his thoracic spine. The tumor was initially discovered during the time in which the band was recording their latest album, American Candy. The following is the statement released by Brock:

During our time recording American Candy, a tumor was found on my thoracic spine. I went through a tricky surgery to remove it, but everything went as good as humanly possible and it has since been classified as benign. I am currently healthy and free of my unwanted friend, but still very sore and healing. I am writing to request that everyone please be gentle, with hugs and such, while hanging out with me over the next few months. I love you all and couldn’t be happier to be seeing you all again soon! #AMERICANCANDY #8123 #Nigelthetumor


American Candy will be the band’s fifth full-length album, slated for release this spring and serving as a follow-up to their EP Imaginary Numbers, which was launched in December 2013.

The band has also announced an extensive US tour to promote the new work. The tour will begin in Arizona on April 3rd, and will continue up the West Coast before traveling eastbound. You can check out the dates and locations for that tour below.

April 3 – Tempe, Arizona – The Marquee Theatre
April 4 – Anaheim, California – House of Blues
April 8 – San Diego, California – House of Blues
April 10 – San Francisco, California – Slim’s
April 11 – Sacramento, California – Ace of Spades
April 13 – Portland, Oregon – Hawthorne Theater
April 14 – Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theatre
April 15 – Seattle, Washington – El Corazon
April 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex
April 18 – Denver, Colorado – Summit Music Hall
April 20 – Lawrence, Kansas – Granada Theatre
April 21 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Ready Room
April 22 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Rave
April 23 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Varsity Theater
April 24 – Chicago, Illinois – House of Blues
April 26 – Pontiac, Michigan – The Crofoot
April 28 – Columbus, Ohio – Newport Music Hall
April 29 – Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues
April 30 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Altar Bar
May 1 – Buffalo, New York – The Waiting Room
May 2 – Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
May 3 – Syracuse, New York – The Lost Horizon
May 5 – Boston, Massachusetts – House of Blues
May 7 – New York, New York – Best Buy Theater
May 9 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Electric Factory
May 10 – Washington, District of Columbia – 930 Club
May 12 – Nashville, Tennessee – Cannery Ballroom
May 13 – Atlanta, Georgia – The Masquerade
May 14 – Jacksonville Beach, Florida – Freebird Live
May 15 – St. Petersburg, Florida – State Theatre
May 16 – Orlando, Florida – The Beacham

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