A fight in their native Texas has forced the band 's hand...
According to a spokesperson, fighting broke out after the band were attacked by locals at the gig in San Antonio. They allegedly had to defend themselves using their equipment.
In a statement issued today (October 18), they said: “Fighting broke out during the show and continued afterwards outside the club. The band were left cut and bruised, and without a large amount of their equipment, having used their guitars to defend themselves from their attackers. Police arrived on the scene but the band managed to escape in their tour van back to hometown of Austin, Texas. The band subsequently have no equipment and police enquiries to face, making it impossible for them to leave the USA.”
The band were due to play a handful of support dates in the UK with Idlewild, starting on Monday (October 23) at Derby. They also had an appearance at Cardiff Sound City lined up with PJ Harvey, plus eight headline dates around the UK. Their gig at London ULU on December 8 will, however, go ahead, a spokesperson told NME.COM this afternoon. It is hoped that the remaining British dates will be rescheduled before Christmas.
She said it was unclear how many dates of their European tour, which includes Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, France and Belgium would be affected.
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