Fallon has been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs, so the band will not be able to perform as regularly scheduled on Long Island.
"Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs. In some instances these conditions can be treated non-surgically. This is not the case for me. I have been advised by several neurosurgeons that my spinal cord has already been damaged and that I risk further damage were I not to address the situation. For this reason, I've decided to take care of this ASAP. Believe me, re scheduling a tour turns my stomach, but I believe this is the wisest choice given the prognosis," a statement from the band read. "On Tuesday I will undergo surgery. The procedure will fuse three vertebrae together with a small titanium plate. I have faith that this surgery will go as well as it can, and that I will be back in the saddle for our October-November tour. On behalf of my spine, deepest apologies to those who had been looking forward to seeing CLUTCH over the next two weeks. We'll make it up to you.”
Support on the rescheduled shows will remain the same and come from The Sword and Crobot. Tickets that were already purchased for the dates in September will be honored for the rescheduled dates once confirmed.
The show scheduled for The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY on Sept. 27 will be rescheduled for a later date - fans are advised to hold on to their tickets and wait for further information.
All dates on the October - November leg of the tour will go on as scheduled and planned.
Tickets for the rescheduled show will be on sale through www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at (800-745-3000) or The Paramount Box Office (open daily from 12 noon - 6 pm) once the new date is confirmed. For any questions or concerns, please contact The Paramount at 631-673-7300.
Opened September 30, 2011 The Paramount is a 1,555-capacity live entertainment venue, located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, New York, that features; concerts, comedy, boxing, community and other special events in a club/theater setting.
With over 25,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount was recently ranked by Pollstar Magazine as the #24 highest attended club venue worldwide (January-June 2013). A Ticketmaster venue, booked by Live Nation, The Paramount hosts over 150 events per year and in less than two years since its inception, has quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some artists who have recently taken the Paramount stage include; Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Counting Crows, Primus, The Blues Brothers, Limp Bizkit, & many more.