Slaves postpone all tour dates in November as frontman recovers from shoulder injury

Isaac Holman has dislocated his shoulder

Slaves have been forced to postpone the rest of their November tour dates after frontman Isaac Holman dislocated his shoulder at a gig in Norwich.

As reported, the band axed a headline gig at the O2 ABC in Glasgow last night as Holman was unable to perform. Slaves will appear at the Mercury Prize ceremony in London this evening with Wolf Alice drummer Joel Amey sitting infor Holman on drums.

The band have rescheduled nearly all of their November dates, though a gig at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall has been cancelled due to venue refurbishment. The Leeds gig originally due to take place at Becketts Student Union on November 23 has been upgraded to the larger O2 Academy while a second date has now been added to Manchester O2 Ritz for January 16. Tickets for both dates are available from November 25.

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The band’s December gigs will go ahead as planned. See below for Slaves new tour schedule.

Explaining the reasons behind the postponement, Holman issued the following statement on Slaves Facebook page: “Hello everybody. As some of you may know I dislocated my shoulder whilst performing the other night. I went to hospital and they put it back in for me but I am now in a sling and do not have much mobility in my arm. The doctor said I can’t drum for the next few weeks or there is a good chance it will come out again and cause some serious long term damage. Therefore we are going to have to pull out of the remaining shows of our November UK tour and they will be rescheduled to the dates below in January. All your tickets will still be valid and we will all have a very nice time together, just not yet. I’m very sorry. Totally gutted but I guess shit happens doesn’t it?”

Slaves will play:

Newcastle, O2 Academy (December 15)
Birmingham, O2 Institute (December 16)
London, O2 Academy Brixton (December 17)
Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Rooms (December 18)
Leeds, O2 Academy (January 10)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (January 11)
Liverpool, O2 Academy (January 12)
London, O2 Forum (January 14)
Manchester, O2 Ritz (January 15-16)

The punk duo recently released ‘Sockets’, the latest single to be taken from their 2015 debut album ‘Are You Satisfied?’.