NewsFebruary 28, 2007 12:01 PM ET6,084 views

Sick Of It All cancels shows

Sick Of It All will miss at least the West Coast portion of their upcoming tour with Dropkick Murphys due to a back injury suffered by frontman Lou Koller. Here's a statement from the band: "Our singer Lou has had very bad back problems for the last week, and yesterday he had to be taken to the hospital because he couldn't move without being in a lot of pain. He was released a few hours later, but isn't in the kind of shape that would allow him to perform on stage. We're really sorry, but we can't make the trip out to California to start the tour with Dropkick Murphys. Our friends in Dropkick have been very cool and understanding, and although we're leaving them in a bind without the main support act they planned the tour with, they aren't canceling our spot just yet. We're going to take this day by day and see if we'll be able to meet up with the tour at some point, but it looks like we'll definitely miss the Western part of the Dropkick tour. If we can join the tour, the place and date will both depend on Lou's recovery time. We were all really looking forward to this tour, especially after having such a great time touring with AFI. It's always an awesome show with Dropkick, so each night that we miss will be a difficult pill to swallow. If all goes well, we'll be back on the road soon. Once again, our deepest apologies to our Western US fans who were excited to see us and the great Dropkick Murphys together."

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