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Frank Carter involved in serious car accident, postpones start of North American tour

on September 23, 2019, 10:05am

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have been forced to postpone the start of their North American tour after frontman Frank Carter was involved in a treacherous car accident.

The crash took place Thursday night (September 19th) in Devon, England, leaving Carter with “some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away.” Additionally, his friend Pete suffered even more serious injuries.

The accident occurred just a few days before Carter and his band were set to kick off the “Monster Energy Outbreak Tour” on Monday night (September 23rd) in New York City.

The singer described the circumstances in the following statement:

On Thursday night at 7:20pm I was involved in a serious car accident in Devon, UK. I crawled out of the wreck with some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away.

My friend Pete was less fortunate, he was cut from the wreckage by no less than eleven firefighters with a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car.

We were all taken by ambulance to Derriford A&E where I stayed until 7:30am the next morning when I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living.

I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers. As it stands the first week of our American tour will not proceed as planned. We looked at all the ways I could come and play the shows but once the doctor had seen me it was clear flying to New York this weekend was not an option. We will do everything in our power to make it up to you and are reviewing all the options including rescheduling.

Due to the last minute nature of this situation we are not able to give news on when these dates might be rescheduled but please trust us in that we are working on it and will have an update soon. We are truly sorry to the fans who bought tickets and to the legends The Beaches who are driving to New York as I write this. Check the venue websites for more information on refunds or new dates.

We are lucky to be alive and I hope to be well enough to play the rest of the tour.

Thank you for your understanding and your support.

In addition to tonight’s show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, other postponed gigs include Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago, as well as the band’s appearance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are touring in support of their latest album, End of Suffering. We caught up with the vocalist and guitarist Dean Richardson at a cat cafe in New York earlier this year. During that interview, Carter talked about his decision to take a mental health break from music and touring a couple years ago. “It was life and death,” Carter told us in the video above. “For me, it was a case of just trying to be kind to myself, in a way that the music industry doesn’t always allow.”

As of now, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are hoping to resume touring October 8th in Vancouver, British Columbia. See their updated itinerary below.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 2019 North American Tour Dates:
09/23 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
09/24 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
09/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Black Box *
09/27 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
09/28 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
09/29 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge *

10/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/10 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
10/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
10/16 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
10/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival

* = w/ The Beaches