Beady Eye Cancel Shows After Guitarist Gem Archer Suffers "Severe Head Trauma"
Published Aug 06, 2013Beady Eye released their sophomore album, BE, just a few weeks ago, but the band have had to cancel a string of shows in support of the LP after guitarist Gem Archer suffered a head injury.
The exact nature of the accident is unknown, but an announcement on the band's website notes that the six-stringer was "hospitalized with severe head trauma" following an incident last Thursday (August 1). His condition is stable, but was still in the hospital as of yesterday (August 5).
Consequently, the band cancelled their appearance yesterday (August 5) at Lokerse Festival in Belgium. They have also axed their appearance at Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo on August 10. Their gigs beyond that are currently still scheduled to go ahead.
Beady Eye's statement notes, "His family, friends and bandmates thank everyone who have sent messages of support and well wishes so far and hope to see him back on his feet soon. An update on his condition will follow."
Prior to playing in Beady Eye, Archer was a member of Oasis for a decade. Following that band's split, Archer joined most of his bandmates to form Beady Eye.