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.
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