As posted on their , heavy metal band have announced to withdraw their performance at Reading and Leeds Festival because their drummer Joey Jordison's ankle is injured. They say that the cancellation is to prevent further permanent and more serious damage as it has been advised by Joey's doctor. "We have been forced to cancel our imminent European festival appearances at Leeds, Reading," they wrote, "Joey Jordison broke his ankle and doctors have advised Joey to stay off his leg for 4-6 weeks to prevent further injury."
The band were supposed to perform at Leeds, West Yorkshire on Friday, August 22 with other rock bands, such as , , , and many more. They have also been scheduled to take stage three at Reading, Berkshire on Sunday, August 24. With tickets for both shows have reportedly been sold out, the band apologize for their pulling-off. "Canceling shows is never an easy decision and we apologize to all our fans, friends, and family for not being there to throw down with you," said the band to express their regret.