New Zealand post-rockers Jakob posted on their Facebook page that they will be postponing their first ever European tour in 2013. This is due to an accident that left drummer Jason Johnston’s right hand injured. As Jason will not be able to perform at the moment, the band has postponed all their current tour dates. You can read their Facebook post below:
Unfortunately we have to announce that we will have to postpone our 2013 European tour. Jason has had an accident and has badly severed the tendons and nerves in his right hand and will be completely out of action for the next 6 months while he recovers. This is obviously devastating for us and we will be straight onto re-scheduling another tour for the Fall of 2013.
Our sincere apologies go out to the people who were looking forward to these shows, we are equally as disappointed.
We will endeavor to keep you all up to date on the progress of Jason and how the re-scheduling of the tour goes.
A day later, Jason updated on Facebook his status along with a picture of his broken hand showing his recovery going well.
Surgery went well. Home now for rest,recovery and the all important rehab. Thank you all for your kind words and support. Its been a long wait for everyone but will be worth
With a string of bad news from so many bands who were inn nasty vehicle accidents this year, 2012 has been a horrible year for touring bands. We wish Jakob all the luck and a speedy recovery to Jason. We’re still anticipating the release of their new album and we’ll have you updated on it as soon as we hear anything.