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Spike Cassidy of D.R.I. in hospital recovering from surgery & complications (all 2012 tour dates on for now)

Spike of DRI at Emo’s (more by Tim Griffin)
D.R.I.

Founding member and guitarist Spike Cassidy of hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) is in the hospital recovering from complications — including infection — that arose after he underwent total colectomy surgery (having his entire colon removed) earlier this month. Doctors have pinpointed the infection and he is expected to be released from the hospital within the next few days.

Spike’s rehabilitation will likely have some effect on the band’s touring schedule in early 2012. -[Blabbermouth]

Get well soon Spike!

So far no word on how his recovery will affect upcoming dates including Starland Ballroom on 3/24 and Best Buy on 5/12 (supporting Overkill), but we’ll keep you informed. Tickets for both shows are still available.

All current tour dates are below, along with some video.

D.R.I. live @ the ritz — 6-27-87

D.R.I. – Live At CBGB’s (1984)

D.R.I. – 2012 TOUR DATES
2.18.12 QUITO, EQUADOR – GUARANDA STADIUM
02.26.12 COCHABAMABA, BOLIVIA – CIRCUITO BOLIVIA
02.29.12 TALAHASSEE, FL – ENGINE ROOM
03.01.12 ATLANTA, GA – MASQUERADE
03.02.12 TAMPA, FL – BRASS MUG
03.03.12 MIAMI, FL – CHURCHHILLS
03.05.12 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – HOUSE OF ROCK
03.06.12 SAN ANTONIO, TX – WHITE RABBIT
03.07.12 AUSTIN, TX – EMOS
03.08.12 LUBBOCK, TX – JAKES
03.09.12 DALLAS, TX – TREES
03.10.12 HOUSTON, TX – SCOUT BAR
03.11.12 TYLER, TX – CLICKS
03.12.12 NEW ORLEANS, LA – THE HANGAR
03.18.12 JOLIET, IL – MOJOES
03.19.12 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – THE PYRAMID SCHEME
03.20.12 COLUMBUS, OH – THE BLUESTONE
03.21.12 PITTSBURGH, PA – ALTAR BAR
03.22.12 SYRACUSE, NY – LOST HORIZON
03.23.12 READING, PA – REVERB
03.24.12 SAYREVILLE, NY – STARLAND BALLROOM
03.25.12 ALBANY, NY – BOGIES
03.26.12 WORCESTER, MA – THE PALLADIUM (MA)
03.27.12 BALTIMORE, MD – BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE
03.28.12 RICHMOND, VA – KINGDOM
04.04.12 FLAGSTAFF, AZ – ORPHEUM THEATER
04.05.12 LAS VEGAS, NV – CHEYENNE SALOON
04.06.12 ANNAHEIM, CA – CHAIN REACTION
04.07.12 ANNAHEIM, CA – CHAIN REACTION
04.08.12 VENTURA, CA – VENTURA THEATRE
04.28.12 JAKARTA, INODESIA – LAPANGAND SENAYAN
04.29.12 KUALA LUMPUR, MALASIA – MUTIARA HALL
04.30.12 BANGKOK, THAILAND – LAPANGAND SENAYAN
05.05.12 LINCOLN, NE – BOURBON THEATRE
05.06.12 MILWAULKEE, WI – RAVE
05.07.12 DES MOINES, IA – VAUDEVILLE MEWS
05.09.12 BUFFALO, NY – BROADWAY JOES
05.10.12 HAMPTON BEACH, NH – WALLYS PUB
05.11.12 TRENTON, NJ – CHAMPIONSHIP BAR & GRILL
05.12.12 NYC, NY – BEST BUY THEATER
05.13 12 W. SPRINGFIELD, VA – JAXX
6/2012 – 8/2012 EUROPE – FESTIVAL SEASON – TBA

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