Cage The Elephant announced via Twitter on Wednesday that they would cancel six tour dates across Europe and England due to a leg injury that their lead guitarist Nick Bockrath suffered on stage during the band’s Pinkpop Festival performance.
“Sadly, our guitarist Nick Bockrath had an accident on stage at ‘PINKPOP’ and injured his leg badly (ruptured PCL, torn ACL, fractured tibia, damaged meniscus),” the band wrote. “He tried to play through two shows, but he now requires immediate surgery and is currently getting the medical attention he needs.”
The Kentucky-based indie rockers also informed fans that ticket refunds would be available for the canceled concerts, apart from those purchased for the Isle of Wight Festival in the United Kingdom.
The group, composed of Bockrath, Matt Schultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (rhythm guitar), Matthan Minster (guitars and keyboards), Daniel Tichenor (bass) and Jared Champion (drums) recently released Social Cues, their fifth full-length studio album, in April. They’ve been touring this year in support of it.
Cage The Elephant are also set to tour with Beck and Spoon across North America this summer. It is unclear whether these dates will be affected, as well.
Listen to Cage the Elephant’s 2009 Daytrotter Session and see their canceled tour dates below.
Cage The Elephant Canceled Tour Dates:
12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
14 – London, U.K. @ Heaven
15 – Newport, Isle Of Wight, U.K. @ Isle of Wight Festival
17 – Edinburgh, U.K. @ The Liquid Room
18 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute
20 – Paris, France @ Bataclan