Adam Ant explained that Edwards was actually on tour with Ant’s North American Kings of the Wild Frontier tour, which began on January 22nd. With the sudden and mysterious death, they suspect that it was a heart failure.
Adam Ant wrote:
Tom was an esteemed guitarist throughout his career and had played with Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Edwyn Collins, Andrea Corrs, Arno Castens and Spiderbites.
“On behalf of Adam and his band, we thank all of you for your best wishes and support during this most difficult time, Tom shared his musical gifts with the world and his spirit will live on forever.”
In order to pay respects to their honored bandmate, Adam and his band have postponed their upcoming concerts at The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia (January 26) and Webster Hall in New York City (January 27), but will resume the tour at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto (January 29).
02/02 Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
02/03 Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre
02/04 Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
02/07 San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
02/09 Los Angeles, CA, Fonda Theatre
02/10 Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
02/11 Tucson, AZ, The Rialto Theatre
02/14 Dallas, TX, The Majestic Theatre
02/15 San Antonio, TX, Empire Theatre
02/18 San Diego, CA, Observatory North Park