Posted in music | tour dates on April 6, 2012

Levon Helm (more by Chris La Putt)

Sadly, tonight's Levon Helm show at Wellmont Theater in NJ (4/6), which was a make-up show to begin with, has been cancelled (postponed again) due to back injury (much like his March 30th Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom show was too). Stay tuned for more info. UPDATE: This statement has been posted:

Unfortunately, tonight's Levon Helm show at The Wellmont Theater has been postponed. Levon has had a slipped disk in his back this past few weeks as you may have heard, and despite daily therapy, it hasn't healed enough for him to move freely enough to travel or sit at the drums for any length of time. Levon would like to assure everyone that his health otherwise has been excellent as of late. Levon and the band have had a strong run of touring this past month and were very much looking forward tonight's show in Montclair with Deer Tick. Levon and the band are eager to get back on the road and hope to see all the fans soon. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Feel better Levon.

Deer Tick was supposed to be opening that show, but now won't be playing another show until their tour starts in MA on 4/19. All is not lost for Jersey though, tickets are still on sale for the show Deer Tick play at the Stone Pony on 4/20 with Turbo Fruits (who join Deer Tick on the road for over a month).

That Deer Tick/Turbo Fruits tour goes from NJ to Washington where Deer Tick are on the lineup of the 2012 Sasquatch Festival which is now officially SOLD OUT.

Speaking of festivals, Pitchfork Fest just added a bunch of bands to the lineup, and organized them by day.

Speaking of Jersey, Bruce Springsteen just played there on Tuesday and Wedneday, and plays NYC at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Check out some videos of Levon and Bruce playing together at the Stone Pony in the 80s, below...




Comments (7)

Bruce>99% of the bands posted here...fact...flame on!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 12:07 PM

I have to give Levon credit for continuing to tour even though he's got it rough. I hope he gets better soon and can get back out on the road. God bless Levon!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 12:12 PM

12:07, there's nothing to flame about. You are correct. Bruce is that good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 2:34 PM

It's really cool to see bicentenerians on tour!

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Posted by Make Money | July 9, 2012 12:51 AM

The old man can still do the drums. Impressive even at his age.

Posted by Jay P. Clark | February 6, 2013 7:26 AM

sucks it was postponed.

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 3:49 PM

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