Published Nov 17, 2009After days of silence, King Khan & BBQ Show have finally spoke up about the band's arrest. As previously reported, the garage rockin' duo ran into troubles with the law on Thursday (November 12) in Kentucky, an event that has led to a series of cancelled dates and rumours of drug charges.
On Monday night (November 16), the duo released a statement about the sticky legal situation, confirming that tour manager Kristin Klein has been charged with driving with a suspended licence and possession of a controlled substance. However, there is no word if that substance is indeed magic mushrooms, as some media outlets have reported.
Here is the statement:
On November 16, 2009 Kristin Klein entered a guilty plea to 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance in Christian County, Kentucky. Ms Klein was driving a rental vehicle that was randomly stopped at a safety checkpoint. Officers located a controlled substance in the cab of the vehicle. Ms Klein was unaware of the contraband and the validity of her license was indeterminable at time of arrest. Under KY law a driver of a vehicle is responsible for its contents. Therefore, Ms Klein entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to appear on April 2, 2010 to provide proof of her valid license.
King Khan & BBQ Show are driving through the night to make their Los Angeles show at Troubadour tomorrow. Tonight's show in Phoenix is cancelled, but all further west coast dates and will to be honored. Kristin Klein is safe with the band and continuing her tenure as tour manager.
So yes, the show is going indeed going on, meaning the band are sticking to their several Canadian dates in cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
11/17 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11/18 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11/20 Portland, OR - Dante's
11/21 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
11/23 Vancouver, BC - The Red Room
11/25 Calgary, AB - The Warehouse
11/26 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
11/27 Saskatoon, SA - Amigos
11/28 Winnipeg, MA - Royal Albert Arms
11/29 Minneapolis, MI - Triple Rock
12/1 Milwalkee, WI - Mad Planet
12/2 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
12/3 Cincinnati, OH - Northside Tavern
12/4 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
12/5 Ottawa, ON - Babylon