Where to start? Well first, we are absolutely gutted to have to cancel the remainder of the European tour. We’ve been looking forward to this for so long. For the few shows that we were able to play, they were all and even more than what we had hoped for. Our hearts are broken for you who have been waiting and made travel plans for these shows.
Nick sustained a pretty gnarly knee injury that will need medical attention. On the bright side his injury is not beyond disrepair and in fact, God willing, we will be back and ready for The Night Running tour.
For all of our European friends, we have already booked another run in Europe with even more dates and in areas that weren’t on this run. More details will be announced as soon as possible.
We’ve never had to cancel a show and as you can imagine it’s a rather tough pill to swallow, especially for poor Nick who so desperately wanted to try and push through. Please send him all the love you can.
In the end, we trust there is a greater purpose in this all and cannot wait to get back to being with you, the ones we love.
Thank you again so so much for all the love and support over the years. We love you all so much, you may never know how much you mean to me personally and certainly the group as a whole as well.
The deepest apologies again, but we will be back and seeing you soon! Kisses and blessing from Cage The Elephant.
We regret to inform the fans that Cage The Elephant will be cancelling the upcoming European tour dates from 12 June to 20 June. Sadly, our guitarist Nick Bockrath had an accident on stage at “PINKPOP” and injured his leg badly (ruptured PCL, torn ACL, fractured tibia, damaged meniscus). He tried to play through two shows, but he now requires immediate surgery and is currently getting the medical attention he needs. All ticket refunds will be available at original point of purchase (with the exception of Isle of Wight Festival). We will keep you posted on future dates.
Cancelled dates: 12 June – Amsterdam, NLD at Melkweg Max 14 June – London, UK at Heaven 15 June – Isle of Wight, UK at Isle of Wight Festival 17 June – Edinburgh, UK at The Liquid Room 18 June – Birmingham, UK at O2 Institute2 20 June – Paris, FRA at Bataclan