Merchandise have been on tour in support of their new album, A Corpse Wired For Sound, for the last few months, but they’ve had to cancel their remaining dates in the EU and on the West Coast after frontman Carson Cox fractured his jaw after passing out backstage at a show in Leeds, UK. Cox is “expected to make a full recovery” and the band says they’ll try to make up the shows next year in their statement, which you can read in full below.
EU / West Coast Tour Cancelled!! – On November 5th, after the Leeds gig, Carson lost consciousness and had a fall backstage. After multiple tests, we think it was due to exhaustion and nothing more serious. During his fall, he hit his chin badly breaking several teeth and fractured his jaw. The band is currently in London waiting to see a specialist who will be advising the next course of treatment for repairing his jaw. Unfortunately, this means all scheduled gigs in Europe and the US are not happening. Carson is expected to make a full recovery and we plan on making up the shows as best as we can in Spring 2017. Thanks in advance for your friendship, support and understanding. Needless to say we are incredibly disappointed, but will be back soon! — wMerchandise
A Corpse Wired For Sound is out now via 4AD.