THE BLACK CROWES have been forced to cancel the remainder of their world tour, including dates in the UK, due to ongoing problems with guest guitarist Jimmy Page‘s back.
In a statement released on the official Black Crowes website, [url=]www.theblackcrowes.com , the band confirm they will not play any dates on the forthcoming leg of their US tour due to start on Friday (September 15) at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California – as well as all of their UK and European shows in November.
The affected UK dates are at: London Wembley Arena (November 12) Glasgow SECC (25) Manchester MEN Arena (26) Dublin Point (27)
Other shows the band will not play include co-headline dates with The Who at the New York Madison Square Garden on October 3-4 and 6-7, which would have marked the end of their US tour. It is possible the New York shows may be rescheduled for December, depending on the condition of Page.
The statement adds that the original Led Zeppelin guitarist “has been ordered to have complete rest for the next six weeks” when he will be reassessed by a consultant. Surgery on the problem area of his back is also a possibility.
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This is the second set of dates the band have been forced to cancel as a result of Page‘s illness. As reported on nme.com last month, the band also scrapped the entire second leg of their US tour for the same reason after Page originally injured himself following a show in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 12.
In the time vacated by the cancelled shows, The Black Crowes intend to return to the studio to start work on a new album.