Posted in music | tour dates on August 20, 2009

Charlatans UK were set to kick off a North American tour on September 17th. That included shows with Hatcham Social at Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Maxwell's. That entire tour is now canceled due to the need of their drummer to get shoulder surgery. New dates may be rescheduled, but no promises at the moment. Refunds will be issued.

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Comments (21)

That's a real shame. I love this band and was planning on going to 4 shows. Jon the drummer is a really great guy and I hope he has a speedy recovery!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 4:33 PM

Oh man. He can't drum like the guy from Def Leppard?

Posted by MusicSnobbery | August 20, 2009 4:41 PM

MEHusic Snobbery..Why don't you go listen to some Ting Tings arsehole!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 4:43 PM

this is the 2nd tour in a row that I will have unused Charlatans tickets

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 5:06 PM

^^^ I don't like his blog either (especially the scathing review he gave to a Camera Obscura show a couple month back)... but that's a little uncalled for.

You should say that to his face the next time you see him at a show. Classy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 5:07 PM

"MEHusic Snobbery..Why don't you go listen to some Ting Tings arsehole!"

says one of the "Meh" guys, wow!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 5:09 PM

BV thanks for the info! Uggh I had tickets for Maxwells and MHOW! This is the 3rd time they ancelled a NYC area show in what 2 years?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 5:49 PM

I am thinking about starting a band called the Beatles, but since some other guys have a band with the same name, mine will be called the Beatles UK.

Posted by Regular reader | August 20, 2009 6:13 PM

This is a drag. Maxwells was going to be aces.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 7:29 PM

crap

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 7:31 PM

go to the 7-11 parking lot and get a drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 8:06 PM

Actually you'd have to call your new band, Beatles US..

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 9:22 AM

This is such a diappointment. ANOTHER cancellation. Best wishes for his recovery. Tore my rotator cuff 3 years ago. 9 months of rehab. Sucked. Maxwells was going to be incredible although I was worried all their gear wouldn't fit on the stage. PLEASE RESCHEDULE!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 10:24 AM

where is this news from? this is the only site this is on.

Posted by | August 21, 2009 12:29 PM

Ticketmaster has a lot of the cancelations listed but not for all the US shows...must be the case...BV is good though. He is the Barbara Walters of the music world!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 12:34 PM

well that sucks. i havent seen them in 11 or 12 years

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 12:58 PM

it's weird that every other band posted on BV gets insane vitriol and dozens of MEHs but charlatans uk just get well wishes.

Posted by monsoonseason | August 21, 2009 1:00 PM

manics next?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 1:20 PM

Just get a new drummer for this tour--come on!!!!
don't do this to us again Charlies!!!!

Posted by Willie | August 21, 2009 1:56 PM

flights booked, hotel booked, days off work booked - get another drummer in guys - don't let so many people down. No refund for me so a freaking expensive waste of dosh that was!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 10:39 PM

I remembered clearly that on September 15, drummer Brookes collapsed on stage. A few days after that, it came clear that he had a brain tumor. It was just so disheartening.
Classified Toronto

Posted by Classified Toronto | September 24, 2010 1:00 PM

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