Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was arrested prior to the prog-punk band's scheduled performance opening for Soundgarden in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Sunday. Todd was collared for allegedly threatening a pharmacist at a nearby Walgreens with a bomb and making off with six bottles of OxyContin.
After fleeing via taxi, Todd was picked up back at the Comcast Center and was arrested without incident. He faces charges of armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. He's reportedly being held on $10,000 bail until Monday morning.
Coheed and Cambria issued a statement via the band's Tumblr confirming that Todd would not finish out the tour and that they've already found a replacement.
Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very
serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current
tour. Wes Styles, long time member of the Coheed family will take on
bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be
We are surprised to say the least and will address the
situation with Michael after the tour. For now, we just want to have a
great time out here and finish with some killer shows in Boston,
Poughkeepsie, Quebec City and Halifax.