My Morning Jacket calls off Europe shows

Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:27pm EDT
 
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rock band My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour because frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a stage fall this month in Iowa City, Iowa.

"Our hope was to merely postpone the tour, but as our scheduling does not allow that to happen in the immediate future, we feel it is best to cancel this tour in hopes of rescheduling at some point," the band said in a statement.

The trek was to begin October 29 in Dublin. MMJ's calendar is thus cleared until shows December 27-28 in Chicago, which will serve as makeup dates for concerts postponed in the immediate wake of James' injury.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Jim James, of the band My Morning Jacket, performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, August 2, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>