US rocker replaced on tour after pharmacy hold-up

11/07/11

Coheed And Cambria

Michael Todd, bassist with US rock band Coheed and Cambria, has been charged with armed robbery after reportedly holding up a pharmacy.

According to the website TMZ the rocker, 30, apparently demanded painkillers in a shop in Massachusetts.

It's claimed he then returned to the venue the band were playing that night where he was arrested.

A statement on Coheed and Cambria's website said Todd has been replaced for the remainder of the tour.

"Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour," the statement read.

In the short-term he has been replaced with musician Wes Styles.

The statement added: "We are surprised to say the least and will address the situation with Michael after the tour."

The band, who are currently on tour with Soundgarden, have stated that no shows on their current tour would be affected.