Hawkwind, whose collaborators include William Shatner, have sadly just announced:
As many of you will now be aware, Dave was taken ill a couple of weeks ago. Doctors have confirmed that his condition is stress related, aggravated by the trademark dispute in the United States which could result in years of litigation.Hawkwind's tour was supposed to hit Gramercy Theater in NYC next week, three venues in Texas, Chicago and many more places. Get well soon Dave and stay tuned for the new dates.
After enduring a series of tests, Dave has now been advised that it could be dangerous to his health to embark on a grueling 14,000 mile tour at this time.
After much discussion about possible ways forward, the members of the band have reluctantly decided that it is necessary to reschedule the dates to March 2014, rather than putting Dave's health at unnecessary risk. (New dates for each venue will be announced next week)
Whilst we understand that this will come as a big disappointment to those of you who have booked tickets, as it does to ourselves, we are equally sure that you will understand health concerns must take priority.
Meanwhile, Nik Turner's Space Ritual is heading out as planned.