THE BUCKNER STOPS...FOR A BIT

Drummer David Buckner has a wrist injury...

THE BUCKNER STOPS...FOR A BIT
PAPA ROACH have pulled forthcoming US dates in their 'RAID THE NATION' tour because of drummer DAVID BUCKNER's ongoing wrist injury.

The group, who performed at MTV 'Five Night Stand' in London on Tuesday (April 17), and were scheduled to appear for three shows in Canada this week, are to take a break to allow him to recuperate for their summer festival commitments in Europe.

The second leg of 'Raid The Nation', whose line-up also features Alien Ant Farm and Fear Factory, was due to begin on Tuesday (April 24).

According to US reports, Fear Factory will go ahead with the dates, but it is not yet known if Alien Ant Farm will.

The dates affected are:
Grand Rapids, Orbit Room (April 24)
Detroit, State Theater (25)
Valparaiso, Athletic Recreation Center (27)
Milwaukee, Eagles Ballroom (28)
Davenport, Adler Theater (29)
Wichita, Cottillon (May 1)
Springfield, Shrine Mosque (2)
Colorado Springs (4)
Denver, Fillmore (5)
Reno, Livestock Events Center (7)
San Francisco, Warfield Theater (8)
Los Angeles, Palladium (10)
Phoenix, Mesa Amphitheater (11)
Las Vegas, Xtreme Radio Show (12)

Buckner issued a statement yesterday (April 18) saying: "This condition is something that I've been struggling with since last year and I hope to have this diagnosed, treated and be back to one hundred percent before Ozzfest." He previously had to take a break during a gig in New Jersey in April after the pain became too severe.

Their next dates Stateside are scheduled to begin at San Fransisco Warfield on May 8, followed by Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium on 12th and Tinley Park Tweeter Center on 19th, before they head back to Europe.

They are due back in the UK for Ozzfest at Milton Keynes Bowl on May 26, where they join Black Sabbath and Slipknot on the bill.

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Dates at Manchester Apollo (May 28), Newcastle University (29) and Glasgow Barrowland (30) WILL go ahead as planned, a spokesperson reiterated.

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