After a follow up appointment with my surgeon yesterday, I regret to announce that the safest thing to do is to reschedule our appearance at Ram’s Head Live next month. Due to a complication and side effect from some unrelated prescriptions, my vocal cords have continued to be irritated and swollen over the past two weeks. This is in no way a setback to a full recovery, but it does interfere with the planned timeline of my return to singing. While there was a chance I would still be prepared by 2/11, myself, my doctor, and the staff of Rams Head Live agree that it’s in everyone’s best interest to play it safe and reschedule for the soonest available replacement date.
In an unrelated (non voice) development, House of Blues Orlando has had to open our 2/24 date for another national act. As a result, our first performance will now be February 25th, 2012 at Freebird Live in Jacksonville FL.
This was a difficult decision, but the most important thing for Frontiers is to be able to hit the ground running when we return to the road. The last thing I would want to do is have to cancel the show the week before, or take a chance without being 100% ready to sing the Journey catalog for 2 hours straight, and jeopardize future performances.
Personally I want to thank everyone for the well wishes and positive thoughts in the 4 weeks since my surgery. Aside from this prescription drug side effect, my therapy has been making great progress, and my recovery team has been very pleased with the results so far. This is merely a bump in the road, and I’m excited about what 2012 has in store for us.