Frank Carter: Serious Car Accident Postpones North American Tour
Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes were tapped as the headliners of this year's Monster Energy Outbreak Tour with the run set to begin on Sept. 23. The first week of dates have officially been postponed following a serious car accident in the U.K. that left Carter with multiple injuries.
The singer recalled the horrific event on Facebook, stating, "I crawled out of the wreck with some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won't go away." He said his friend, who had to be cut from the car by 11 firefighters, sustained far worse injuries: a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken bruises and other cuts and bruises.
In summation, Carter said both are "lucky to be alive" and that he has a "new appreciation for living."
Doctors have told the frontman he is unable to fly at the time, which is why the first six dates of the tour have been postponed. Right now, there are now immediate rescheduled dates, but Carter assures fans they are reviewing options to make those dates up.
Read the full statement and view a photo of the carnage from the accident below. See the list of postponed stops as well as the remaining scheduled dates beneath that.
On Thursday night at 7:20pm I was involved in a serious car accident in Devon, UK. I crawled out of the wreck with some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away.
My friend Pete was less fortunate, he was cut from the wreckage by no less than eleven firefighters with a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car.
We were all taken by ambulance to Derriford A&E where I stayed until 7:30am the next morning when I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living.
I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers. As it stands the first week of our American tour will not proceed as planned. We looked at all the ways I could come and play the shows but once the doctor had seen me it was clear flying to New York this weekend was not an option. We will do everything in our power to make it up to you and are reviewing all the options including rescheduling.
Due to the last minute nature of this situation we are not able to give news on when these might be rescheduled but please trust us in that we are working on it and will have an update soon. We are truly sorry to the fans who bought tickets and to the legends The Beaches who are driving to New York as I write this. Check the venue websites for more information on refunds or new dates.
We are lucky to be alive and I hope to be well enough to play the rest of the tour.
Thank you for your understanding and your support.
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes will be promoting their newest album, End of Suffering, on the Outbreak tour, which also features The Beaches.
Postponed Tour Dates
Sept. 23 – New York @ Bowery Ballroom
Sept. 24 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar
Sept. 25 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Underground Arts
Sept. 27 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Festival
Sept. 28 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
Sept. 29 – Chicago, Ill. @ Cobra Lounge
Unaffected Tour Dates
Oct. 08 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue Nightclub
Oct. 09 — Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza
Oct. 10 — Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne
Oct. 13 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 15 — San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
Oct. 16 — Tucson, Ariz. @ 191 Toole
Oct. 18 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom
Oct. 19 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Las Rageous Festival
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