Napalm Death's Barney Greenway soldiers on despite breaking ankle on stage

A picture of Napalm Death performing live, with singer Barney Greenway in a wheelchair
(Image credit: Kkongjia (YouTube))

Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway has revealed he broke his ankle on stage last month – but he won't even consider pulling the plug on upcoming tour dates.

Performing with his leg in a cast and sitting in a wheelchair, Greenway told the audience at a show in Paris, France, that he had broken his ankle on stage in Munich, Germany, a week earlier.

Greenway, 53, says: "Broke an ankle on stage in Munich seven nights ago. So I've got another five fucking weeks in this thing, but I'm gonna make the fucking most of it.

"Needless to say, there may have been an option for me to not do the gigs, but that is not what I do or what I don't do. I wanted to go, and that is it.

"So, once again, apologies and thanks for your patience in advance."

Napalm Death have UK and European dates coming up in March, before they head to South America. Their full list of 2023 shows can be seen below.

They released their 16th album Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism in 2020 , and a follow-up of material from that album's sessions, called Resentment Is Always Seismic, in 2022.

Napalm Death 2023 tour dates

Mar 5: Utrecht Tivoli, Netherlands
Mar 7: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Mar 8: Manchester Academy, UK
Mar 9: Glasgow Classic Grand, UK
Mar 10: Newcastle Boiler Shop, UK
Mar 11: Birmingham Institute, UK
Mar 12: London Electric Ballroom, UK
Apr 23: Santiaga Metal Fest, Chile
Apr 30: Sao Paulo Summer Breeze, Brazil
May 26: Milwaukee Metal Fest, WI
May 27: Baltimore Soundstage, MD
Jun 03: Pomona Glass House, CA
Jun 23: Oslo Tons of Rock, Norway

Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.