Update: The Charlatans Drummer Diagnosed with Brain Tumour

> Sep 22 2010

Update: The Charlatans Drummer Diagnosed with Brain Tumour
By Alex HudsonLast week, we reported that Britpop vets the Charlatans had postponed their tour after drummer Jon Brookes collapsed on stage in Philadelphia due to a reported seizure. Now, it turns out his condition is even more serious than we previously imagined, as he is set to undergo treatment for a brain tumour.

According to a statement from the group, the drummer is currently undergoing treatment in the UK following the diagnosis.

Brookes's bandmates will continue on without him, resuming their previously booked touring schedule in London on September 27. They're due to tour Europe for all of October before heading to Australia in November. According to a statement from the group, they will "arrange for a short term replacement."

The statement also said, "The band and Jon would like to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support." See the tour dates below.

Tour dates:

9/27 London, UK - Oxjam (secret venue)
9/28 London, UK - Q The Music Club
10/5 Hatfield, UK - The Forum
10/7 Newcastle, UK - 02 Academy
10/8 Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picture House
10/9 Dundee, UK - Fat Sam's Live
10/11 Liverpool, UK - 02 Academy
10/12 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
10/14 Leeds, UK - 02 Academy
10/15 Sheffield, UK - 02 Academy
10/16 Manchester, UK - Apollo
10/18 Oxford, UK - 02 Academy
10/19 Bristol, UK - 02 Academy
10/21 Norwich, UK - UEA
10/22 London, UK - 02 Academy Brixton
10/23 Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy
10/25 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
10/26 Brussels, Belgium - Le Botanique
10/28 Florence, Italy - Viper
10/29 Rimini, Italy - Velvet
10/30 Rome, Italy - Circolo degli Artisti
11/1 Zurich, Switzerland - Abart Club
11/2 Dortmund, Germany - FZW
11/3 Munich, Germany - Backstage
11/4 Paris, France - Trabendo
11/10 Brisbane, Australia - Hi-Fi
11/11 Sydney, Australia - Metro
11/12 Melbourne, Australia - Billboard
11/13 Adelaide, Australia - Fowlers Live
11/15 Fremantle, Australia - Metropolis

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