American rock band Cage The Elephant has decided to cancel their British and Europe tour after their guitarist Nick Bockrath has suffered a serious leg injury on stage. The band has been on tour to support their latest album, Social Cues.
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Bockrath had sustained a serious injury during a performance at the Netherlands Pinkpop Festival, where he injured his knee, rupturing his PCL and tearing his ACL, damaging his meniscus, and fracturing his tibia. Bockrath tried to suffer through the pain as he continued to perform for two more shows because he did not want the tour to be cancelled. After two shows, it became evident that medical attention was very much needed. Bockrath required immediate surgery and is currently under professional care.
Six shows were cancelled, including a scheduled appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival. Refunds for the canceled shows will be given at the point of sale. Cage The Elephant is hopeful that Bockrath will recover soon and be able to play so that he and the band can move forward with the tour.
For Full tour dates in the U.S. and Canada, it can be found on their official website here