Pain of Salvation’s founder and Transatlantic touring member Daniel Gildenlöw will be sitting out first dates of the upcoming Transatlantic tour, because “he was recently hospitalized,” says Roine Stolt. Daniel’s replacement for these dates will be Spock’s Beard Ted Leonard.
The full Facebook status update from Stolt is below:
To avoid any speculations – Daniel is hospitalized – “The issues” that keeps him from joining Transatlantic on the American shows – are medical issues. I’ve spoken to him today and he is OK – but it will be a few weeks to full recovery. In time he may let you know details (or not) but let’s just say he was in a very dangerous place just yesterday. (agressive bacteria) We’re relieved that he returned from the twilight zone and he will now need rest and to be under observation – so a tour and frequent flights,early mornings and exposure to bacterial all sorts is not a good idea. Daniel is looking forward to meet you all – and rest assured he will give you 100% once he is fully recovered. We aim at the PROG cruise. That’s the plan. Until then Ted Leonard (Spock’s Beard) will join Transatlantic . Send your good vibes to both Daniel – his family & Ted who was gracious to fill in at short notice.