Cage The Elephant cancel UK and European tour dates following guitarist injury
Band member Nick Bockrath needs 'immediate surgery' after an accident at PinkPop festival
Kentucky rock band Cage The Elephant have cancelled a range of UK and European tour dates.
Guitarist Nick Bockrath has sustained a serious leg inujury while performing at PinkPop festival in the Netherlands.
“We regret to inform the fans that Cage The Elephant will be cancelling the upcoming European tour dates from 12 June to 20 June. 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),” they said in a statement.
“He tried to play through two shows, but he now requires immediate surgery and is currently getting the medical attention he needs.
“All ticket refunds will be available at original point of purchase (with the exception of Isle of Wight Festival). We will keep you posted on future dates.”
The band have called off the below shows, in order to allow Bockrath to recover.
12 June: Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg Max
14 June: London, UK at Heaven
15 June: Isle of Wight at Isle of Wight Festival
17 June: Edinburgh, UK at The Liquid Room
18 June: Birmingham, UK at O2 Institute2
20 June: Paris, France at Bataclan