AMEN’s unfortunate run of bad luck on their current EUROPEAN tour has continued with the news that the hard rockers had to cancel a date at the weekend because of serious concerns about the health of frontman CASEY CHAOS.
The four-piece, the current NME cover-stars (November 18), had to cancel their weekend show (November 18) in San Sebastian’s Tunk club after doctors ruled Chaos too unwell to perform. The singer had insisted on playing in Madrid’s Sala venue against doctor’s advice the previous night, just 24 hours after knocking himself out cold during a show in Barcelona’s Gartage venue. He had smacked his head against the ceiling in the Gartage while leaping from the drum riser during the show opener ‘CK Killer’. The rest of the band stopped playing, but, after some ten minutes, several of which he had been out cold, Chaos insisted on going on with the show
After completing the next evening’s show in Madrid (November 17), a number of lumps were found rising on the back of Chaos neck after he left the stage. He was also diagnosed with tonsillitis and the decision was taken to cancel in what would have been their final Spanish show. It was the first time in their entire career that Amen had ever cancelled and a spokesperson for the band told NME.COM they were “really sorry” but it was unavoidable.
Following a rest day on Sunday, they resume the tour in Milan’s Tunnel tonight (November 20). Amen arrive in the UK to kick off the final leg of the tour in Manchester’s Hop & Grape on December 9.