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Band announce tempoary drummer for UK tour

The Verve drummer Pete Salisbury has joined The Charlatans as a temporary replacement for brain tumour victim Jon Brookes.

Brookes collapsed onstage during the band’s Philadelphia gig earlier this month (September 15), and has now flown back to the UK to receive further treatment for a brain tumour.

Speaking to NME, frontman Tim Burgess said Brookes‘s ordeal had been “a lot to take in” for the band.

“We were having the best American tour we’ve done for a long, long time and it was going so well and then this happened,” he explained.

The band play their first show with Salisbury to launch Oxfam‘s Oxjam festival on Monday (September 27) at a charity shop in London. He will also perform with them on their forthcoming UK tour.

The Charlatans play:

Hatfield The Forum (October 5)
Newcastle O2 Academy (7)
Edinburgh HMV Picture House (8)
Dundee Fat Sam’s Live (9)
Liverpool O2 Academy (11)
Nottingham Rock City (12)
Leeds O2 Academy (14)
Sheffield O2 Academy (15)
Manchester Apollo (16)
Oxford O2 Academy (18)
Bristol O2 Academy (19)
Norwich UEA (21)
London O2 Academy Brixton (22)
Birmingham O2 Academy (23)

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