Eagles of Death Metal have been forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour, as frontman Jesse Hughes has torn a tendon in his finger.
“Hughes has tried to play through the injury during the current tour,” says a statement from the band, “but doctors have advised that the only way to properly heal it is to stop playing now, or risk further injury and having to cancel several weeks worth of shows.”
“I’m devastated that we cannot continue what has been a life-changing return to Europe,” adds Jesse, “but I need to get repaired so we can continue to play rock music around this beautiful world, including coming back to Europe even stronger in the summer.”
Eight shows have been cancelled, including dates in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. The gigs are expected to be rescheduled for later in the year.