Posted in music | tour dates on March 3, 2008

Pela's Billy (safely) landing a few days earlier (hunta)
Pela

We are writing to you as our van heads back to New York. Billy has already returned to New York via plane, and is preparing for surgery.

During last night's show at Schuba's in Chicago Billy fell off the stage, landing on a broken pint glass. This happened during the triumphant finale of the set; the stage was crowded with people dancing and singing to 'Cavalry', while a strobe light turned their vision into a cut screen movie. His left hand has a gash on the palm, and a deep slice in his pinky finger which also cut tendons.

We regrettably must announce that Schuba's was the last night of the tour.

We promise to make up each and every show as soon as possible and apologize to everyone who purchased tickets. Arrangements are being made with all of the clubs on how best to handle the situation. We will have more information soon.

Webmaster note: you can send your best wishes to billy@pelamusic.com and I'll forward them to him. -Pela

Check out a video they filmed in the Chicago hospital below...

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Comments (12)

he looks like Henry Rollins in that picture

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 5:34 PM

Enthusiasm never pays.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 6:06 PM

its worth for everyone to see - as Billy shows - all you really need to rock & roll is just one middle finger!!!

Posted by su | March 3, 2008 7:01 PM

Santa Cruz hippies... turn it down a notch, Billy. You're not getting any younger and you've got to grow up and go boring like The National at some point, right?

Posted by bob | March 3, 2008 7:06 PM

What time does Daft Punk fall out of the pyramid and cut their tendons?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 7:15 PM

when did henry rollins move to santa cruz and join daft punk?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 8:54 PM

hey bob (7:06)

what does santa cruz hippies have to do with this, fuckbag?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 9:02 PM

he can't play without his pinky finger? What a puss...

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2008 10:05 AM

That show at MHofWilliamsburg was great. Glad I caught a show before they had to cancel them. Get well dude!

Posted by Kurt C. | March 4, 2008 10:10 AM

he killed it

Posted by bm | March 4, 2008 10:20 AM

he killed it, and then almost got killed!

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2008 12:12 PM

i'm heartbroken!
get well billy!

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2008 3:25 PM

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