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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have had to postpone the kickoff of their North American tour due to their frontman being involved in a serious car accident. 

Frank Carter put out a statement regarding the accident as well as let fans know which of the band’s upcoming shows will be affected. 

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On Thursday night at 7:20pm I was involved in a serious car accident in Devon, UK. I crawled out of the wreck with some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away,” the statement begins. “My friend Pete was less fortunate, he was cut from the wreckage by no less than eleven firefighters with a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car.” 

“We were all taken by ambulance to Derriford A&E where I stayed until 7:30am the next morning when I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living. I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers,” the statement continues. 

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He went on to say the first week of the band’s American tour will “not proceed as planned”. This is because doctors have forbid him from flying to New York over the weekend. Carter continues, saying the band is reviewing all options regarding rescheduling. 

“Due to the last minute nature of this situation we are not able to give news on when these might be rescheduled but please trust us in that we are working on it and will have an update soon. We are truly sorry to the fans who bought tickets and to the legends The Beaches who are driving to New York as I write this,” the statement continued. “We are lucky to be alive and I hope to be well enough to play the rest of the tour.” 

You can see the full statement below as well as a photo from the scene of the accident. 

 

 

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. THE FIRST WEEK OF DATES IS POSTPONED. On Thursday night at 7:20pm I was involved in a serious car accident in Devon, UK. I crawled out of the wreck with some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away.

My friend Pete was less fortunate, he was cut from the wreckage by no less than eleven firefighters with a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car. We were all taken by ambulance to Derriford A&E where I stayed until 7:30am the next morning when I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living.

I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers. As it stands the first week of our American tour will not proceed as planned. We looked at all the ways I could come and play the shows but once the doctor had seen me it was clear flying to New York this weekend was not an option. We will do everything in our power to make it up to you and are reviewing all the options including rescheduling. Due to the last minute nature of this situation we are not able to give news on when these might be rescheduled but please trust us in that we are working on it and will have an update soon.

We are truly sorry to the fans who bought tickets and to the legends The Beaches who are driving to New York as I write this. Check the venue websites for more information on refunds or new dates. Currently affected shows are the following: 09/23 – New York, Bowery Ballroom 09/24 – Baltimore, Ottobar 09/25 – Philadelphia, Underground Arts 09/27 – Louisville, Louder Than Life Festival 09/28 – Detroit, El Club 09/29 – Chicago, Cobra Lounge We are lucky to be alive and I hope to be well enough to play the rest of the tour. Thank you for your understanding and your support.

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You can see the list of dates that are affected by the schedule change below.

Postponed dates

09/23 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/24 — Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/25 — Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
09/27 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life festival
09/28 — Detroit, MI @ El Club
09/29 — Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

The Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes fall tour is a part of Monster Energy’s 2019 Outbreak tour, bringing along Calling All Crows as the charity beneficiary. 

Calling All Crows gets $1 from all ticket sales and will also be on site educating attendees about sexual harassment and assault at concerts and what they can do to help. Tickets are available for here, with the dates that the band still are scheduled to play below. 

Ongoing dates

10/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/10 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
10/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/16 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
10/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Rock Festival

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes dropped their most recent album, End Of Suffering, in the spring. You can purchase it here and listen to the full album below. 

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