Mike Patton got into an accident; Dead Cross cancel show (UPDATE: he’s ok!)
Heavy supergroup Dead Cross — featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), and Michael Crain (Retox) — are on tour now but had to cancel last night’s (8/21) concert in LA after Mike Patton got in an accident on the way to the show.
Michael Crain and Dave Lombardo came on stage to explain the show cancellation to the crowd. Crain said:
I have to inform you guys, there’s been an accident. Mike was in an accident. It’s not grave, but he’s unable to be here tonight, he’s hurt. So, I’m sorry, we apologize. We’re gonna reschedule and tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. We’re sorry.
That’s all we know at this point, but we hope Mike is okay!
UPDATE: The band has issued an official statement: “Mike Patton was involved in a minor accident last night en route to the Los Angeles date of Dead Cross’ current tour. Tonight’s performance has been canceled but a decision has yet to be made about the remaining dates.”
UPDATE 2: A new statement was issued, saying that Mike Patton is okay! It reads: “Mike Patton is ok, he is getting stitched up and is raring to go. He thought he could skateboard to the show last night but he suffered a bad wipe out on the way.” They add, “The remainder of Dead Cross’ tour will go on as planned,” and they’ve rescheduled last night’s show at the El Rey in LA for tonight (8/22).
This news comes just days after Justin Pearson and Michael Crain were arrested (and quickly released from police custody) during the Dead Cross tour.
If Mike recovers soon, Dead Cross will be in NYC for shows on September 12 at Gramercy Theatre (tickets) and September 13 at Warsaw (tickets), both with Secret Chiefs 3. Dead Cross are also booked to play Riot Fest shortly after that. Their self-titled debut album is out now.
Watch the video of Michael Crain and Dave Lombardo telling the crowd about Mike Patton’s accident:
Dead Cross set cancelled. Mike Patton got into an accident pic.twitter.com/WUzuhULQHu
— Rey Philip de Joya (@reydejoya) August 22, 2017