The Melvins had to be the bearer of bad news unfortunately as they announced that have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour that was set to begin this month. The rock band told their fans just days before they were going to begin the tour and noted that the unexpected cancellation was due to an injury that drummer Dale Crover has been fighting in his back.
The drummer decided to release a statement regarding his situation yesterday on the band’s Facebook page:
I regret to inform you that I have to cancel our upcoming European tour. I’ve been dealing with a back related injury and I’m unable to perform at this time.
I feel awful that I have to let you all down like this. I want to assure you that I’m working very hard to return 100% better! We will come back as soon as we can.
Thank you for understanding,
While the band is taking a break to make sure that Crover fully healthy to perform, they are still going according to planning to hit the road for their US tour that will spread throughout the fall as part of their promotion for their 2018 album Pinkus Abortion Technician. The Melvins also recently teamed up with Flipper to release a new single “Hot Fish”, which is set to be featured on their collaborative four-song EP that is due to drop this Sunday on June 9th.
The Melvins’ canceled European tour dates:
Jun 15: Bristol Exchange, UK
Jun 16: Brighton Concorde 2, UK
Jun 18: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Jun 19: Nijmegen Doornroosje, Netherlands
Jun 20: Antwerp Trix, Belgium
Jun 22: Vitoria Azkena Rock Festival, Spain
Jun 24: Milan Carroponte, Italy
Jun 25: Lausanne Docks, Switzerland
Jun 26: Zurich Rote Fabrik, Switzerland
Jun 27: Vienna Arena, Austria
Jun 28: Munich Hansa 39, Germany
Jun 29: Prague Lucerna Music Bar, Czech Republic
Jun 30: Leipzig UT Connewitz, Germany
Jul 03: Hamburg Logo, Germany
Jul 04: Weinheim Cafe Central, Germany
Jul 06: Six-Fours-les -Plages Pointu Festival, France
Jul 07: Saint Etienne Le Fil, France
Jul 08: Paris Glaz’Art, France
Jul 10: London Camden Electric Ballroom, UK
Jul 11: Manchester Gorilla, UK