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.

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“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

The tour was due to promote the band’s fifth album, Social CuesRead an exclusive interview with Cage The Elephant’s frontman, Matt Schultz, here.

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