Coheed and Cambria bassist arrested before Boston show
Fans watching Coheed and Cambria’s opening set for Soundgarden at the Comcast Center in Mansfield last night, may have noticed one glaring absent: bassist Michael Todd. The 30-year old rocker was arrested before the show after robbing a Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Attleboro.
“Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour,” the band acknowledged on their website last night, “Wes Styles, long time member of the Coheed family will take on bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be canceled. 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.”
According to published reports, Todd entered the pharmacy after 1 p.m. on Sunday and showed the pharmacist a note on his phone saying he had a bomb. He first demanded OxyContin but after the pharmacist said they did not have any, he allegedly demanded Percocet. After the pharmacist gave him six bottles of oxycodone, Todd returned to a cab that took him back to his tour bus in Mansfield. Police arrested Todd at the venue, forcing guitar tech Styles to fill in for the band’s set at the last minute.
Todd was arraigned this morning in Attleboro District Court and is being held on $25,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to the Attleboro District Court on August 9. Todd’s struggles with drug addition have been well documented and he left the band in 2006 to attend rehab before rejoining the band in 2007.