Matt and Kim drummer Kim Schifino has revealed that indie-pop duo will be continuing with their “Grand 10th Anniversary Tour” despite tearing her ACL.
Last weekend, Matt and Kim performed at Omaha’s Maha Music Festival, where Schifino tore her ACL. Schifino persevered to finish the band’s performance, but eventually had to be carried off stage. Despite the injury, the band will continue with their previously announced “Grand 10th Anniversary Tour,” but they’ve been forced to cancel their performance at New Jersey’s Sea.Hear.Now. Festival in September because “her doctor feels it’s too soon and dangerous for her recovery,” according to the band’s Matt Johnson.
“Kim’s the most badass person I know and a true performer,” Johnson wrote on social media. “And in the saying ‘the show must go on’ she has gone directly into physical therapy and her doctor says with intensive work she will be ready to go for the GRAND anniversary tour this fall.”
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Well, it’s confirmed… torn ACL. After she fell off her kick drum on stage 20 minutes into the set at Maha Fest she continued to play for 40 minutes and finish the show with a complete ACL tear on her right kick drum leg. Kim’s the most badass person I know and a true performer. And in the saying “the show must go on” she has gone directly into physical therapy and her doctor says with intensive work she will be ready to go for the GRAND anniversary tour this fall. As incredibly sad as she is about this injury she was even more sad at the prospect of missing this tour so we are proud to say it will happen. – Yet unfortunately we will be canceling @seahearnow fest coming up next month. Her doctor feels it’s too soon and dangerous for her recovery. Our sincere apologies to those going to the fest. – Kim says thank you so much for the well wishes the other day and we’ll see you soon.