Posted in music | tour dates on February 11, 2008

British Sea Power

An ambulance was called out to British Sea Power's Leeds gig last night (January 23) after a 12 foot fall floored over-exuberant cornet player Phil Sumner.

According to reports, Sumner plunged 12 feet after he'd climbed an amp stack during the encore of 'A Rock'. The hapless musician decided to jump off but instead of landing on his feet he ended up chinning himself. The result was unconsciousness and a nasty cut.

He was then rushed to hospital by ambulance.

Suffering concussion, a broken molar and stitches to his chin, it's anticpated that Sumner will make a full recovery. How attractive he finds leaping from amps in future is anybody's guess.

This isn't the first example of ill health to have struck the band. Drummer Woody is currently recovering after slipping his disc while using a dustpan and brush. [XFM]

Don't worry, Phil is doing okay. In fact, BSP have already played more shows since the incident. That includes their televesion appearance on Later with Jools Holland. Check out the videos of that at the end of this post.

British Sea Power's new album Do You Like Rock Music? is out this week (in US/Canada). You can listen to the whole thing at MySpace or Spinner. Then catch them live on one of the many shows they're playing in North American from February 25th-May 18th. That includes some dates with Colourmusic, others with 1900's, SXSW, and a final leg with the Rosebuds. NYC shows are (with the Rosebuds) at Bowery Ballroom on May 10th and Music Hall of Williamsburg the day after that - no tickets yet. All tour dates (and those videos) below.....

British Sea Power - No Lucifer (live at Later...)

British Sea Power - 2008 Tour Dates
Feb 25 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Feb 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland *
Feb 29 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door *
Mar 01 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (NoisePop) *
Mar 03 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
Mar 04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *
Mar 05 Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club *
Mar 08 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
Mar 12 New York NY @ Late Show w/David Letterman
Mar 13-16 Austin TX @ SxSW
Mar 19 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room *
Mar 20 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
Mar 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
Mar 22 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club ++
Mar 24 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ++
Mar 25 Pontiac, MI @ Eagle Theatre ++
Mar 26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ++
Mar 27 Columbus, OH @ The Basement ++
Mar 28 Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern ++
Mar 29 St. Louis, MO @ Billiken Club ++
Apr 11 TBC
Apr 12 Austin, TX @ Club Deville
Apr 13 Houston, TX @ Engine Room
Apr 15 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Apr 16 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Apr 17 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder - Florida State University
Apr 18 Orlando, FL @ The Social
Apr 19 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Apr 20 Mount Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern
Apr 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Apr 22 Birmingham, AB @ Bottletree
Apr 23 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
May 1 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's **
May 2 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's **
May 3 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge **
May 4 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle **
May 6 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle **
May 7 Charlottesville, VA @ Satelite Ballroom **
May 8 Washington, DC @ Black Cat **
May 9 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's **
May 10 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom **
May 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg **
May 13 Boston, MA @ Paradise **
May 14 TBC
May 15 Montreal, QUE @ La Sala Rossa **
May 16 Toronto, ONT @ Lee's Palace **
May 17 Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf **
May 18 TBC

* w/ Colourmusic
** w/ The Rosebuds
++ w/ 1900's

British Sea Power - Waving Flags (live at Later...)

British Sea Power - Canvey Island (live at Later...)

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Comments (6)

Great band. Can't wait to see them again.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 11:45 AM

you can't stop rock n roll!

Posted by hipster poseur | February 11, 2008 12:06 PM

Do You Like Rock Music is absolutely amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:07 PM

why must there be a 1900s AND a 1990s.
is there really such a lack of creative band names that we must recycle?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 3:39 PM

^ what right do you have to complain? you can't even pick your own original comment name!

on the topic of BSP... I'm super happy that the rest of the US is finally going to get to see these guys. they rule.

Posted by EF Matt | February 11, 2008 4:43 PM

>>>why must there be a 1900s AND a 1990s.
is there really such a lack of creative band names that we must recycle?! <<<

I really doubt either of them knew the other when they named their bands.... also where does the recycling part come in ?

Posted by Roy | February 11, 2008 7:50 PM

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