Snow Patrol drummer breaks arm

Jonny Quinn has to be replaced for tour

Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn has broken his arm, forcing the band to replace him for their forthcoming shows.

Quinn suffered the injury while snowboarding in the French Alps, and the band have enlisted the services of longtime friend Graham Hopkins to replace Quinn.

Ex-Therapy drummer Hopkins is a member of Irish rock band Boss Volenti, and recently played on Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s forthcoming solo record.

This is the most recent in a string of health incidents involving the band. Last year Snow Patrol were forced to cancel several European dates when bassist Paul Wilson suffered an injury, while earlier in the year the band missed a number of US shows when singer Gary Lightbody lost his voice.

Hopkins will join the band for their forthcoming European and Australian dates, which kick off February 4 in the German city of Offenbach.

–By our New York staff.

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