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Melvins Cancel European Tour Due to Drummer’s Injury

Sludge metal icons Melvins have cancelled their European tour after drummer Dale Crover suffered an injury.

Iconic sludge pioneers Melvins have sadly cancelled a string of European tour dates after drummer Dale Crover sustained an unspecified injury. The legendary four piece — fronted by Buzz Osbourne and now completed by bassists Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald — were set to play Brighton, UK last night (June 6) before hitting the continent on June 18 for a gig in Amsterdam.

The band released the following statement explaining the situation to their fans:

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,

Dale Crover

The cancelled dates are as follows:


18 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Melkweg Max
19 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Doornroosje
20 - Antwerp, Belgium, Trix
22 - Vitoria, Spain, Azkena Rock Festival
24 - Milan, Italy, Carroponte
25 - Lausanne, Switzerland, Les Docks
26 - Zurich, Switzerland, Rote Fabrik
27 - Vienna, Austria, Arena
28 - Munich, Germany, Hansa30
29 - Prague, Czech Republic, Lucerna Music Bar
30 - Leipzig, Germany , UT Connewitz


2 - Berlin, Germany, Festaal Kreuzberg
3 - Hamburg, Germany, LOGO
4 - Weinheim, Germany, Cafe Central
6 - Six Fours Le Plages, France, Pointu Festival
7 - Saint Etienne, France, Le Fil
8 - Paris, France, La Plage de Glaz’Art Festival
10 - London, UK, Camden Electric Ballroom
11 - Manchester, UK, Gorilla

Refunds for all tickets purchased will be available from point of sale. Here’s hoping they can reschedule soon.

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