CHICKENFOOT CANCELS SHOW DUE TO SERIOUS INJURY
June 30, 2009
Chickenfoot are sorry to inform theirr Spanish fans that the band cannot perform tomorrow night in Madrid due to a serious injury to drummer Chad Smith.
Chad was performing on stage last night in Paris and during the show he hurt his right arm badly. He has torn his small bicep and cannot play the show Wednesday July 1st. The band is very sorry they cannot play for their Spanish fans this week and plan to return as soon as possible.
Chickenfoot’s debut album, released earlier in June, opened at No. 4 in the U.S. pop chart and No. 1 in the independent music chart. It maintained its position in the main chart the following week before slipping to No. 7 in the latest list.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever been up in that territory, above the clouds,” said Satriani, who is embroiled in a copyright infringement suit with British band Coldplay over its hit single “Viva La Vida.”
According to band manager Mick Brigden, U.S. album sales totaled around 180,000 in the first three weeks, around one quarter of which were bought digitally, suggesting a younger, technology-savvie audience.