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Mogwai played ATP NY (pics), cancels rest of US tour

photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Black Bubblegum

Mogwai

“We are sad to announce that we have had to cancel our remaining American and Canadian shows due to ill health. Our other dates in Europe and Japan will be going ahead as planned. We will re-schedule the shows in 2009.

I [Martin] was taken into hospital last night almost immediately after the show at ATP. I’ve been having some problems with my pacemaker for the duration of the tour and it unfortunately culminated in me being sent to the emergency room. The doctors there initially thought i would have to have corrective surgery at a larger hospital nearer NYC but i have been given the all clear to travel home on the understanding that i go straight to my cardiologist on arrival back in Scotland.

Tbh, i’m really bummed about having to go home and feel for the folk who had bought tickets for our upcoming shows but i can honestly say it would be almost impossible for me to carry on at this point as my pacemaker has broken skin and the surrounding area has become infected.

Mogwai

Get well soon Martin. Did you rock too hard at ATP? It is quite possible.

Fuck Buttons were touring with Mogwai. No word on if the band will scramble to put together some dates or just head on home.

All Mogwai dates – cancelled and not-cancelled, and more ATP pics, below….

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Before ATP, Mogwai played Terminal 5 in NYC.

MOGWAI, FUCK BUTTONS – CANCELLED DATES
Sep 22 – Wilbur Theater Boston, Maine
Sep 23 – Metropolis Montreal, Quebec
Sep 25 – The Crofoot Pontiac, Michigan
Sep 26 – Congress Theater Chicago, Illinois
Sep 27 – First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota

MOGWAI – 2008 TOUR DATES
Oct 21st Corn Exchange Edinburgh, UK*
Oct 23rd Manchester Academy Manchester, UK*
Oct 24th Hammersmith Apollo London, UK*
Oct 27th Rockhal Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Oct 28th Casino de Paris Paris, France
Oct 29th Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
Oct 30th Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 1st Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
Nov 2nd Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 3rd Mejeriet Lund, Sweden
Nov 4th Cirkus Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 6th Huxleys Berlin, Germany
Nov 8th Grosse Freiheit Hamburg, Germany
Nov 10th Mousonturm Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 11th Alter Schlachthof Dresden, Germany
Nov 12th Backstage-Werk Munich, Germany
Nov 13th Club Aquarius Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 14th Wuk Vienna, Austria
Nov 17th Fri Son Fribourg, Switzerland
Nov 18th Rote Febrik Zurich, Switzerland

* w/ Fuck Buttons

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