When you go see Toronto juggernauts and recent Matador signees Fucked Up in concert, you are pretty much guaranteed to see some amazing hardcore and vocalist Damien "Pink Eyes Abraham shirtless and bleeding from the forehead. Friday nights Fucked Up set at Verns in Calgary, however, brought even more drama when Abraham shattered a beer glass into his head.
Upon finishing the set, he was rushed to the hospital where he received stitches for his wound. Though this was the first of three scheduled performances at the Sled Island Festival, the band played as normal the next night. "I had to miss all of the bands I wanted to see, because I was sleeping in the hospital like a baby, Damien told the beyond-capacity crowd at the Legion on Saturday night.
Hopefully he will heal to bleed again on the bands upcoming European tour. The Chemistry of Common Life, the bands Matador debut, will be out in the fall.
Fucked Up tour dates:
7/08 Kent England, The Tap and Tin
7/04 Kent England, Z008 Festival, Tap and Tin Stage
7/05 Belfort France, Eurokennes Festival
7/06 Zurich Switzerland, Dynamo
7/08 Benidorn Spain, Abraxas
7/09 Barcelona Spain, Nitsa
7/10 Getaria Spain, Gaztetxe
7/11 Madrid Spain, Sal El Sol
7/12 Kinross-shire Scotland, T In The Park
7/13 Birmingham England, Supersonic Festival
7/14 London England, Water Rats in Kings Cross
8/17 Lelystad Neatherlands, Lowlands Festival
8/20 Belfast Ireland, Limelight
8/21 Dublin Ireland, Whelans
8/22 Ghent Belgium, Ieper Fest
8/23 Reading England, Reading Festival
8/24 Leeds England, Leeds Festival
8/25 Bradford England, 1 in 12 Club