Toronto, ON - The Constantines have been forced to cancel postpone their upcoming Monday, March 3rd performance in New York at the Mercury Lounge due to guitarist Steve Lambke breaking a bone in his right hand. The injury occurred when Lambke slipped on some icy steps in Montreal, Quebec this past week. While the injury is not serious, doctors recommended Lambke rest the hand for the coming weeks. The sold-out date has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 16th, and all tickets will be honored. The show will now kick off the first leg of the bands North American tour in support of their fourth full-length, Kensington Heights, in stores April 15th in Canada, April 29th in the U.S. Despite the injury The Constantines will continue with their trip down to Austin, TX March 12th-15th for the annual SXSW Music Conference where the band is schedule for three performances (below)

The Constantines - 2008 Tour Dates

3/13/08 - Austin, TX @ Emo's - Canvas Media/Onion AV Club/Arts&Crafts/Saddle Creek Day Party

3/14/08 - Austin, TX @ Antone's - Billions SXSW Showcase

3/15/08 - Austin, TX @ The Parish - Arts&Crafts SXSW Showcase

4/16/08 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

4/18/08 - Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's

4/19/08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw

4/20/08 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

4/21/08 - Washington, DC @ Rock n' Roll Hotel

4/22/08 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

4/24/08 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

4/25/08 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

4/29/08 - London, ON @ Call The Office

4/30/08 - Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Room

5/1/08 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix

5/2/08 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall

5/3/08 - Montreal, PQ @ Club Lambi