Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Captain Sensible falls off stage and breaks rib, The Damned postpone three gigs

Captain Sensible and The Damned in Seattle last month. (Cat Rose photo)

Captain Sensible is on the mend.

As we reported earlier this week, the Captain fell off the stage and sustained a broken rib in Toronto on April 30 and The Damned had to reschedule some gigs. The band with guitarist Captain are planning on returning to the stage on Saturday at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. The gig is sold out.

This is the second injury on the band's 40th anniversary North American tour. Last month, vocalist Dave Vanian hurt his left arm at a Sacramento gig and played some shows with the wounded arm in a sling.

The Captain wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday:

Hi All, although I made light of my 'stage dive' in yesterday's post I was actually out cold for a while owing to a fair old drop from a petty high Toronto stage... clattering down onto metal supports holding up the barrier. The docs all said it could've all been a LOT worse than a broken rib though... so I guess in some ways we've even been a tad lucky here!

Most movement is painful for yours truly at the moment so I've been laid up in bed the last couple of days... but am getting thoroughly bored with all that and wanna get out and complete what has been a truly memorable 40th Anniversary tour. So we are going to get the show back on the road in Asbury Park on Saturday, and if that works out OK onwards through a rejigged but complete list of dates. Heartfelt apologies to all whose arrangements have been disrupted!

A new press release was issued by The Damned on Thursday:

"Dear Damned Community,
Unfortunately, Captain’s injuries still require more time before a performance can be attempted - thus some date juggling is forced on us.
Montreal, Boston and Brooklyn have now been rescheduled as listed below. Apologies to all affected, especially those that have made travel and hotel arrangements - we are doing our best in a very difficult situation - and appreciate your patience and continued good wishes for Captain’s healthy recovery.
All tickets and VIP packages will be honored for the following dates:
May 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
May 24 - Boston, NY - Paradise
May 25 - Montreal, QUE - Club Soda (This has been moved from May 23 to May 25)
Many thanks playmates,
The Damned”

Complete May schedule:
6 Asbury Park - SOLD OUT
7 Philadelphia
9 Baltimore
11 Atlanta
12 Orlando
13 St Petersburg
14 Fort Lauderdale
16 New Orleans
17 Houston
18 Dallas
19 Austin
21 Tempe
23 Brooklyn
24 Boston
25 Montreal

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