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Cage The Elephant cancels tour after guitarist injures leg

Matt Shultz, singer of the US-American rock band Cage the Elephant, is on stage at the open-air festival "Rock im Park". From 7 to 9 June, the festival had a total of around 75 music acts on its programme and around 70,000 guests were expected. Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa (Photo by Daniel Karmann/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Matt Shultz, singer of the US-American rock band Cage the Elephant, is on stage at the open-air festival "Rock im Park". From 7 to 9 June, the festival had a total of around 75 music acts on its programme and around 70,000 guests were expected. Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa (Photo by Daniel Karmann/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Cage The Elephant has been forced to cancel the remainder of its European tour after guitarist Nick Bockrath suffered a serious leg injury on stage.

According to a statement from the band, Bockrath was hurt while performing at the Netherlands’ Pinkpop festival. He apparently ruptured his PCL, tore his ACL, damaged his meniscus, and fractured his tibia.

He apparently tried playing through the injury rather than cancel the tour, but after two shows, it was determined that the guitarist “requires immediate surgery” and is currently under professional care.

The six canceled gigs include the band’s scheduled appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival. Refunds for all the non-festival dates will be issued at the point of sale.

Cage The Elephant is next scheduled to tour North America with Beck on the co-headlining “Night Running Tour.” Those dates are set to begin on July 11th in Ridgefield, Washington, assuming Bockrath is able to recover in time.

COMING UP: Get tickets to the BECK and Cage The Elephant St. Louis show on July 30th

Story source: Consequence Of Sound

FAST FACTS:

  • Cage The Elephant is touring in support of its fifth studio LP, Social Cues.
  • Singles from the album include “Night Running,” which is a collaboration with Beck, and the Modern Rock chart-topper “Ready To Let Go.”
  • Cage The Elephant now has a total of eight Number Ones on Billboard’s alternative chart, tying it for the fifth-most in the chart’s 30-year history.

CHECK IT OUT: Cage The Elephant’s official announcement about the injury and canceled shows:

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