Primal Scream forced to cancel tour dates following Bobby Gillespie’s stage fall

Gillespie will be out for a minimum of eight weeks, forcing the band to miss a handful of European dates


Last week, Primal Scream were forced to cut short their performance at Switzerland’s Caribana Festival after frontman Bobby Gillespie slipped and tumbled approximately seven feet off the stage. Gillespie was taken away on a stretcher and hospitalized with “minor” back injuries, according to a report from NME.

It turns out those injuries were serious enough to force Primal Scream to cancel some upcoming European shows. In a note posted on Twitter earlier this morning, the band explained that “Bobby has been instructed to rest for a minimum of 8 weeks.” After missing a couple of shows in June and all of their dates in July, they’ll pick up again on August 11th in Glasgow, Scotland. Check out the full tweet and new tour schedule below.

Primal Scream 2016 Tour Dates:
08/11 – Glasgow, UK @ Kelvingrove Bandstand
08/12- Ledbury, UK @ Lakefest
08/13 – Sedgefield, UK @ Down to the Woods
08/14 – Newquay, UK @ Boardmasters Newquay
08/27 – Thornhill, UK @ Electric Fields Festival
09/03 – Bristol, UK @ The Downs
09/10 – London, UK @ On Blackheath
09/11 – London, UK @ Dartmouth Field
11/04 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater