Red Dragon Cartel drop shows over Lee injury

Former Ozzy Osbourne axeman Jake E Lee’s band Red Dragon Cartel have been forced to postpone a run of shows over the weekend, after the bandleader suffered a back injury.

They were due to deliver two concerts in California and one in Washington – but they report: “Jake and the band wanted to play very much and apologise to their fans. Jake is now receiving treatment and he hopes to be back in action shortly.”

The band, now featuring Lee’s former Badlands colleague Greg Chaisson on bass, recently promised supporters that 2015 would be a busy year. It followed a difficult 2014, including a disastrous UK tour that was described as a “Spinal Tap moment” and led to Lee threatening legal action against a booking agent.

Red Dragon Cartel have two shows planned in February and one in April, plus a festival appearance at Rocklahoma in Oklahoma the following month.

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