Decrepit Birth’s Bill Robinson Breaks Leg in Stage Dive, Band Cancels Shows
Update, 4:51pm EDT, October 17th: Decrepit Birth have just announced they will be dropping off the full tour. Details here.
The currently-in-progress, MetalSucks-sponsored Bloodletting North America Tour XII has been dealt a most heinous blow.
This year’s all-star lineup includes Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Angelmaker and Within Destruction. Unfortunately, Decrepit Birth will have sit out “the next 4 or so shows.” The reason? Well…
“ATTENTION! Bill broke his femur on Saturday while performing at the Glass House in Pomona, California. He was seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital where he is getting surgery done for his leg. Unfortunately we will miss the next 4 or so shows while we wait with him at the hospital. We will catch back up with the tour asap and finish this off even if we have to wheel Bill out in a wheelchair on stage. He says whatever it takes! Which is pretty fucking crazy!”
That obviously sucks, and we wish Bill a speedy recovery. He joins a proud lineage of great frontmen who have performed despite suffering injuries that have left them unable to stand, including Axl Rose and Dave Grohl. Not terrible company.
The silver lining is that even with Decrepit Birth missing some gigs, there are still five killer bands on the trek! Remaining dates are as follows:
10/16 Dallas, Tx @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
10/17 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live!
10/18 Laredo, Tx @ Ethos Bar
10/19 Houston, Tx @ Acadia Bar
10/20 New Orleans, La @ The Howlin’ Wolf
10/21 Orlando, Fl @ The Haven
10/21 Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
10/24 Virginia Beach, Va @ Shakas
10/25 Clifton, Nj @ Dingbatz
10/26 Brooklyn, Ny @ The Kingsland
10/27 Manchester, Nh @ Bungalow
10/28 Quebec, QC @ Salle Multi
10/30 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10/31 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/1 Detroit, Mi @ Harpos
11/3 Chicago, Il @ Reggies
11/4 Mirriam, Ks @ Aftershock
11/6 Denver, Co @ The Roxy Theater
11/7 Salt Lake City, Ut @ Metro Music Hall
11/9 Seattle, Wa @ Club Sur Rocks
11/11 Watsonville, Ca @ Appleton Bar and Grill