Motorhead cancels rescheduled spring European tour

Frontman Lemmy’s health has been confirmed as the cause

Motorhead has announced that they have canceled their spring European tour that was scheduled to start in February due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s health. The tour was rescheduled from fall 2013 when the band canceled for the same reason.

The band wrote via their website, “Many concerted, diligent and focused efforts were made by founding member, and international icon, Lemmy Kilmister to deal with a range of health issues relating to diabetes. While there has been undoubted progress, Lemmy and the band were advised by doctors that it was still too soon to resume full touring activities, and so for the good of the future, the band and Lemmy reluctantly agreed to cancel.”

The statement continues, “No-one is hurting more over this than Lemmy, and he feels the aggravation and inconvenience of every ticket, and every method of transportation, already paid for by loyal fans in anticipation of the tour. Being a road warrior of over 50 dedicated, non-stop years, it is equally distressing for him to be unable to occupy the top lounge of the trusty tour bus (his spiritual home) but Lemmy recognizes that his long-term health must win. It goes without saying that Lemmy profusely apologizes for inconveniences caused, but he does want everyone to know that he is continuing on the road to a full recovery, and that the prognosis long-term is very good.”

The band has been announced as part of the Coachella Valley Arts & Festival lineup for April in Indio, CA. Motorhead will perform along side Beck, Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, and more on Sundays April 13th and 20th.

There is no word if the European tour will be rescheduled. Also, no other dates have been canceled as of press time.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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