Simo frontman takes a seat after dislocating knee onstage

JD Simo performing from a stool in Sheffield on April 6
JD Simo performing from a stool in Sheffield on April 6

Simo frontman JD Simo has been performing on the band’s European tour dates from a stool after injuring his knee.

Simo dislocated his knee onstage in Paris at the weekend during the band’s set in support of Monster Truck. But he plans to perform at all of the band’s upcoming shows in support of latest album Let Love Show The Way, which was released earlier this year via Mascot Label Group.

Simo says: “I dislocated my knee. Worst pain I’ve ever felt. It was unbearable. I didn’t want to cancel the tour so I’ll just have to sit.

“Happened right in the middle of a sold out show in Paris. I twisted a weird angle and my knee cap dislodged and was on the side of my leg. It’s a rare type of dislocation.

“It’ll take more than this to stop me. I promise to do the best I can, albeit minus one leg. Let love show the way.”

The band play at London’s Barfly tonight (April 7).

Simo remaining tour dates 2016

Apr 07: London Barfly, UK
Apr 09: Amsterdam Paradiso, Netherlands
Apr 11: Tilburg Little Devil, Netherlands
Apr 12: Verviers Spirit Of 66, Belgium
Apr 13: Ghent Sioux, Belgium
Apr 14: Essen Turock, Germany
Apr 15: St Pauli The Rock Cafe, Germany
Apr 17: Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal, Germany
Apr 22: Louisville Diamond Pub Concert Hall, KY
Apr 23: Newport The Southgate House Revival Room, KY
Apr 24: Columbus Rumba Cafe, OH
Apr 27: Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom, OK
Apr 28: New Braunfels River Road Ice House, TX
Apr 29: Dallas House Of Blues, TX
Apr 30: Nashville Marathon Village Block Party, TN
May 05: Sellersville Theater, PA
May 06: Troy The Hangar, NY
May 08: South Burlington High Ground Showcase Lounge, VT
May 10: Syracuse The Westcott Theater, NY
May 12: Cambridge Middle East Corner, MA
May 14: New York Mercury Lounge, NY
May 15: Poughkeepsie The Loft, NY
May 16: Vienna Jammin Java, VA
May 21: Charlottesville Jefferson Theater, VA
May 27-29: Chillicothe Summer Camp Music Festival, IL
Jun 09: Philadelphia Dawson Street Pub, PA
Jun 10: Pittsburgh Hard Rock Cafe, PA
Jun 11: Cleveland Beachland Ballroom, OH
Jun 28: Rock In Rome, Italy
Jun 29: Milan Sesto San Giovanni Carroponte, Italy
Jul 02: Jarvenpaa Lakeside Puistoblues Festival, Finland
Jul 08: Great Tew Cornbury Festival, UK
Jul 10: Weert Bospop, Netherlands
Jul 24: Ramblin’ Man Fair, UK
Jul 30: Breitenbach Am Herzberg Festival, Germany

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.