IDLEWILD IDLE!

The hospitalisation of guitarist Rod Jones results in the band pulling the shows...

IDLEWILD have cancelled part of their forthcoming US tour after guitarist ROD JONES was hospitalised.

The band were planning to embark on a major tour of the US later this month, which would have been their second visit to the country this year.

However, the shows have been pulled because of an undisclosed injury to Jones. A statement on the official Idlewild website, [url=]www.idlewild.co.uk, claims that the condition is not serious, but he will need at least three weeks to recover.

The affected shows are at: San Diego Casbah (July 11)

Los Angeles Knitting Factory (12)

Sacremento Old Ironsides (13)

San Francisco Fillmore (14)

Portland Crystal Ballroom (16)

Seattle Graceland (17)

Salt Lake City Liquid Joes (19)

Denver 15th Street Tavern (20)

Kansas City The Hurricane (21)

Minneapolis Cedar Cultural Centre (24)

Chicago Metro (26)

Newport Southgate House (28)

Cleveland Beachland Ballroom (31)

Pittsburgh Rosebud (August 1)

Cambridge Middle East Down (2)

Seattle The End KNDD Radio Show (4)

Washington 9:30 Club (7)

Athens 40 Watt Club (9)

Atlanta Echo Lounge (10)

New York Irving Plaza (12)

Idlewild have recorded nine new songs for their next, as-yet-untitled album with producers Stephen Street and Lenny Kaye. Of the songs, five have already been mixed and a new single is anticipated towards the end of the year.