Ministry of Love’s Meg Vitale diagnosed with cancer; future shows on hold
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 (4:47 p.m.)
Photo: Laura Davis
- Ministry of Love CD release party
- August 17, 5 p.m., $12
- House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 632-7600
Local band Ministry of Love announced this week that its singer, Meg Vitale, has been diagnosed with cancer, and that its CD release show scheduled for Friday, August 17, at House of Blues may be its last show for the foreseeable future.
An official statement sent out Monday by bassist Patrick “Pulsar” Trout explains, “our singer Meg Vitale … got the results of her medical tests back, and she has been diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma, a type of thyroid cancer.” The cancer has “spread to her lymph nodes, meaning she is going to have to undergo surgery and also radiation treatments to combat this illness.”
Trout says the band is “looking forward to putting on a great show for you all. This may be our last show for some time, so if you were thinking about going, it would be awesome to see you guys there.”
Ministry of Love signed a deal with New York-based Negative Progression Records late last year after nearly four years of touring. Their first EP for Negative Progression was Party Animals. The most recent EP is called A Promise for Forever.