In a bit of unfortunate news, it seems that fan-favorite folk-punk Scottish band Idlewild will have to cancel their forthcoming tour in North America. Rod Jones, the band’s guitarist, broke his collarbone in an “unfortunate accident” that has rendered the musician unable to play.
Jones apologized by saying, “Myself and the rest of the band are absolutely gutted that we won’t be able to do these shows at this time. I know this is a disappointment to some of you who have been patiently waiting for five years to see us there and it is a feeling we share with you as a band. Again I’d like to extend my sincere and heartfelt apologies and hope to see you some time in the near future.”
Now, I’m no Dashiel Hammet, but something about this whole thing stinks of conspiracy. An ‘unfortunate accident?’ Strange. It sounds like somebody covering something up. Perhaps I’m just still disappointed from the election, but what type of people would conspire to keep foreigners out of America? That’s right, I’m thinking it was that collective of miscreants, The Tea Party, working against true American interests and keeping Scottish bands out of America. I’m not certain of this whole conspiracy, but I’d better talk to the Bay City Rollers and make sure they’re careful if they plan to tour anytime soon.
Cancelled Idlewild dates:
11.16.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
11.17.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
11.18.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11.20.10 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
11.22.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.23.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.24.10 - Cambridge, MA. - Middle East Downstairs
11.26.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
• Idlewild: http://www.idlewild.co.uk