Cage the Elephant Cancel Dates After Guitarist Suffers Severe Leg Injury Onstage
Published Jun 12, 2019Cage the Elephant have been dealt a serious blow after the guitarist Nick Bockrath suffered a severe leg injury onstage, forcing the band to cancel a series of upcoming tour dates.
The band broke the bad news today, writing on their socials, "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 onstage at 'PINKPOP' and injured his leg badly (ruptured PCL, torn ACL, fractured tibia, damaged meniscus)."
The statement continues: "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."
At this point, six dates in the U.K. and Europe have been cancelled, but Cage the Elephant also have a long list of concerts scheduled for North America starting in July. At this point, it's unclear if any of the North American dates will be affected as a result of the injury.
Tour update 🇳🇱🇬🇧🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/WCh9IJkQl2— Cage The Elephant (@CageTheElephant) June 12, 2019
You can see their upcoming schedule as it currently stands below.
Cage the Elephant's tour dates come in support of the band's most recent album, this year's Social Cues.
06/14 London, UK - Heaven
06/15 Isle of Wight, UK - Isle of Wight Festival
06/17 Edinburgh, UK - The Liquid Room
06/18 Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
06/20 Paris, FR - Bataclan
07/11 Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^
07/13 George, WA - The Gorge *^
07/16 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater *^
07/17 Irvine, CA - Five Point Amphitheater *^
07/19 Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater *^
07/20 Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
07/21 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion *^
07/23 Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater *^
07/26 Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater *#
07/27 Dallas, TX - The Dos Equis Pavilion *#
07/28 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#
07/30 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
07/31 Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *#
08/02 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center *#
08/03 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater *#
08/04 Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *#
08/11 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage *&
08/12 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&
08/13 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater *&
08/15 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center *&
08/16 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire *&
08/17 New York, NY at Forest Hill Stadium *
08/20 Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center *&
08/21 Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion *&
08/22 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *&
08/24 Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&
08/25 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion *&
08/27 Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&
08/29 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&
08/30 West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&
09/20 Las Vegas, NV - iHeartRadio Music Festival
10/19 Monterrey, MX - Tecate Live Out Festival
* with Beck and Spoon
^ with Starcrawler
# with Wild Belle
& with Sunflower Bean
forced to cancel a crop of tour dates in the U.K. and Europe this month after an "accident onstage" involving guitarist Nick Bockrath injured the musician's leg, requiring him to sit out a span of concerts. The cancelled shows included a scheduled June 16 appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival. The rockers' North American tour this July is still on the books, however. Earlier this year, Cage the Elephant released the horror-themed music video for "Ready to Let Go," a single from 2019's Social Cues. Read the band's Wednesday (June 12) message regarding the cancelled tour dates down toward the bottom of this post. "We regret to inform the fans that Cage the Elephant will be cancelling the upcoming European tour dates from 12 June to 20 June," the band said in the statement. "Sadly, our guitarist Nick Bockrath had an accident onstage at 'PINKPOP' and injured his leg badly (ruptured PCL, torn ACL, fractured tibia, damaged meniscus)." The statement continues, "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." See a list of the cancelled dates below.