New Orleans sludge-metal band Eyehategod had a serious near miss while out on tour in Mexico.
The band’s drummer Aaron Hill was attacked with a knife and robbed. The story first appeared via a report on Mexican website El Informador, and included a lengthy statement from their show’s promoter Show No Mercy.
It reads: “Today while Aaron Hill was walking to the venue he suffered a robbery. They have a driver at their disposal; but they had been touring the city all afternoon so he preferred to walk to the venue, as his hotel is very close; when 4 people, 2 blocks away, intercepted him and took his belongings while one of them threatened him and made a wound of 5 cm on the left side. He is fine, however, he was not able to continue with the show. It is worth mentioning that neither Foro Independencia, nor SNM, nor Aaron are responsible for this event; It is not possible that you can not walk safely down the street willing to enjoy your Sunday. We appreciate the support of the Red Cross and the Guadalajara Police for the attention. Enrique Alfaro hope that this crime does not go unpunished and we can enjoy our city with tranquility. During the week we will let you know the refund process.”
We’re just happy Aaron was able to walk away relatively unscathed.