MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend’s Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky after the band’s frontman Chad Gray and “a few staff members” tested positive for COVID-19.
Band said in a statement: “After taking every precaution to follow CDC Covid protocols during rehearsals and recent performance Chad Gray and a few staff members have unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19.
“The safety of our organization, fans and festival partners must come first. We are left no choice but to cancel our performance at Louder Than Life this weekend.
“Apologies to all the fans attending the festival this weekend. We look forward to getting everyone healthy and ready for our Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville performances later this year.
“We appreciate your love & support throughout these unprecedented times.”
MUDVAYNE‘s September 11 performance at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival was the band’s first in 12 years.
The band consists of Chad Gray (lead vocals), Greg Tribbett (guitar, vocals), Ryan Martinie (bass guitar) and Matthew McDonough (drums). Since 2010, the group has been inactive, with its members performing in other projects and making guest appearances. Chad Gray is the vocalist for the heavy metal supergroup HELLYEAH, of which Greg Tribbett was also a member until 2014.