Merchandise cancel tour after singer Carson Cox fractures jaw
Merchandise, the most critically buzzed-about band to rise from Tampa in recent memory, is cutting short its world tour after singer Carson Cox was injured in a fall.
The band's Twitter account posted on Tuesday that all of the remaining dates on the tour were canceled.
EU/ West Coast Tour Cancelled!! pic.twitter.com/FqpKRJsfBj— wMerchandise (@wmerchandise) November 8, 2016
The post said that Cox "lost consciousness" and fell backstage after the band's Nov. 5 show in Leeds, England, fracturing his jaw and breaking several teeth. It also said Cox will see a specialist there to repair the damage, and that he's expected to "make a full recovery." The band plans to make up the tour dates in 2017.
Merchandise was set to play a show in Paris tonight. The band embarked on a world tour in September behind the release of its latest album, A Corpse Wired For Sound. They played Crowbar in Ybor City on Sept. 26 near the start of that tour.