Melvins cancel European tour as drummer Dale Crover battles back injury


Melvins (opens in new tab) have been forced to cancel all 20 dates of their summer European tour.

The band were due to kick off the run with a performance at the Bristol Exchange on June 15, but those plans have been scrapped as it's emerged that drummer Dale Crover is currently battling an injury to his back.

Crover says in a statement: “Dear friends, I regret to inform you that I have to cancel our upcoming European tour. I’ve been dealing with a back related injury and I’m unable to perform at this time.

“I feel awful that I have to let you all down like this. I want to assure you that I’m working very hard to return 100% better! We will come back as soon as we can. Thank you for understanding.”

The band’s US tour which will take place throughout September, October and November (opens in new tab) in support of their 2018 album Pinkus Abortion Technician (opens in new tab) will go ahead as planned.

Find a list of the affected dates below.

Melvins cancelled 2019 tour dates
Jun 15: Bristol Exchange, UK
Jun 16: Brighton Concorde 2, UK
Jun 18: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Jun 19: Nijmegen Doornroosje, Netherlands
Jun 20: Antwerp Trix, Belgium
Jun 22: Vitoria Azkena Rock Festival, Spain
Jun 24: Milan Carroponte, Italy
Jun 25: Lausanne Docks, Switzerland
Jun 26: Zurich Rote Fabrik, Switzerland
Jun 27: Vienna Arena, Austria
Jun 28: Munich Hansa 39, Germany
Jun 29: Prague Lucerna Music Bar, Czech Republic
Jun 30: Leipzig UT Connewitz, Germany
Jul 03: Hamburg Logo, Germany
Jul 04: Weinheim Cafe Central, Germany
Jul 06: Six-Fours-les-Plages Pointu Festival, France
Jul 07: Saint Etienne Le Fil, France
Jul 08: Paris Glaz'Art, France
Jul 10: London Camden Electric Ballroom, UK
Jul 11: Manchester Gorilla, UK

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