A band originally from Hemel Hempstead has cancelled some of its tour dates following a car crash in Devon last week.
At around 7.20pm on September 19 frontman Frank Carter “crawled out” of the wreckage with “cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away” he said in a statement yesterday (September 22).
However, his friend Pete was cut out of the car by no less than 11 firefighters with a “triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car”.
They were all taken to Derriford A&E in Plymouth by ambulance where he stayed until 7.30am the next morning.
The rest of the statement reads: “I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living.
“I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers. As it stands the first week of our American tour will not proceed as planned.
“We looked at all the ways I could come and play the shows but once the doctor had seen me it was clear flying to New York this weekend was not an option. We will do everything in our power to make it up to you and are reviewing all the options including rescheduling.
“Due to the last minute nature of this situation we are not able to give news on when these might be rescheduled but please trust us in that we are working on it and will have an update soon.
“We are truly sorry to the fans who bought tickets and to the legends The Beaches who are driving to New York as I write this.
“Check the venue websites for more information on refunds or new dates.”
Currently affected shows are the following:
09/23 – New York, Bowery Ballroom
09/24 – Baltimore, Ottobar
09/25 – Philadelphia, Underground Arts
09/27 – Louisville, Louder Than Life Festival
09/28 – Detroit, El Club
09/29 – Chicago, Cobra Lounge