The announcement comes via the band's Instagram. The post can be viewed below, but be warned: the photos are graphic in nature.
Hi guys , Andy was in a really bad accident a few days ago that resulted in two very deep gashes ,a broken middle finger and a concussion. He was riding his bike down the street and a woman who was struggling with her toddler inside her car , kicked the car door open and in a split second attempt to avoid it , Andy was badly injured , his right hand taking most of the impact and requiring 40 stitches. This kind of trauma takes time to heal and unfortunately we've had to cancel / postpone our upcoming August American tour before reading and Leeds in the UK. The doctor believes Andy will be healed enough in about 3.5 weeks time and that's why we are going forth with Reading and Leeds. Hope you can understand , it's disappointing for us to have to cancel and postpone but Andy's hand is crucial to what he does and what we do. Much love to you all , See you soon , The Distillers xxxx P. s - please do not scroll through these photos if you get queasy , there are very graphic images of Andy's hand before it was sewn with 40 stitches , 4,5,6 may make you feel sick.
The band have had to cancel shows in Asbury Park, Clifton Park, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Providence. Their solo Canadian date in Vancouver has not been affected. See their updated itinerary below.
Earlier this summer, Brody Dalle suffered from a herniated disc, causing the band to cancel another two dates on the reunion tour.
Here's hoping they both get well soon.
08/23-25 Reading, UK — Reading Festival
09/07 Denver, CO — Fiddler's Green Amphitheater *
09/09 Boise, ID — Knitting Factory
09/10 Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
09/11 Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
09/14 Seattle, WA — White River Amphitheater *
10/11 Minneapolis, MN — The Varsity Theater
10/12 Des Moines, IA — Wooly's
10/13 St Louis, MO — The Ready Room
10/15 Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
10/16 Austin, TX — Emo's
10/17 Dallas, TX — Granada Theater
10/19 Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
10/20 Salt Lake City, UT — The Union Event Center
10/22 San Francisco, CA — Warfield Theater
10/23 Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
10/24 Ventura, CA — Majestic Ventura Theater
* with the Original Misfits