Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo undergoes surgery for undisclosed ailment


California punk band Unwritten Law are set to hit the road next week to support a new acoustic album, titled simply Acoustic, but have hit an unexpected roadblock: frontman Scott Russo has reportedly undergone surgery today to deal with an undisclosed ailment.

It doesn’t appear that the band’s upcoming tour, which hits the Middle East in Cambridge on April 1 — the same day as Acoustic’s release — is in jeopardy.

The band’s label, Cyber Tracks, which is owned and operated by NOFX guitarist El Hefe and his wife, Jen Abeyta, released the following statement: “Today our Cyber Tracks family is asking for your prayers, love, and support as Scott Russo (Unwritten Law) is undergoing surgery this afternoon. While we are not authorized to go into detail at this time, we are asking the Unwritten Law community to band together in support of Scott. We will keep you updated as the day goes on. Scott and the band thank you in advance for the well wishes, and send their love in return.”


The message was just sent out by The Catalyst Publicity Group.

The new Unwritten Law LP is said to feature two new tracks and acoustic renditions of songs spanning their 25-year career. Get more info on it here, and check the band’s full run of dates and the track “Celebration”, which originally appeared on their 2005 album Here’s To The Mourning.

9 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
10 – Los Angeles, CA. @ The Palladium (with Pennywise)
11 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room (No Fenix TX)
15 – Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room (No Fenix TX)
16 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery (No Fenix TX)
18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
19 – Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
20 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
22 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
24 – St. Petersburg, FL. @ The State Theatre
25 – Cape Canaveral, FL. @ Millikens Reef
26 – Fort Pierce, FL @ The Inlet
27 – Cape Coral, FL @ Dixie Roadhouse
28 – Jacksonville, FL. @ Freebird Live
29 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
30 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

1 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
2 – New York City, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
6 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
7 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
8 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12 – Reno, NV. @ PB & J’s
13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
14 – Long Beach, CA @ The Federal (No Fenix TX)
15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Ritz (No Fenix TX)
16 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (No Fenix TX)