Coheed and Cambria bass player Mike Todd has been arrested on charges he robbed a pharmacy just hours before his band were due to support Soundgarden on Sunday (10th June 2011). Todd reportedly entered a pharmacy in Massachusetts, claiming he had a bomb before leaving with prescription painkillers, according to the Associated Press.
Police say the bassist walked into Walgreens pharmacy and showed staff a note on his telephone claiming he had a bomb. The 30-year-old then demanded six bottles of OxyContin before catching a cab to the Comcast Centre in Mansfield, where Coheed And Cambria were preparing for their opening set. He was arrested at the venue and charged with armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance. The band, who took to the stage without him, left a message on their Facebook page noting Todd would be replaced by Wes Styles for the remaining dates of the tour, adding, "We are surprised to say the least and will address the situation with Michael after the tour".
Coheed And Cambria rose to international prominence in 2002 after releasing their debut album "The Second Stage Turbine Blade". They have since released four studio records, based around a sci-fi story known as 'The Armory Wars'.