UK metal newcomers DEFECTS have released a statement explaining the recent cancellation of their remaining tour dates after guitarist Luke Genders ended up hospitalised on the road.
“In light of recent tour dates being postponed, l’d like to shed some light on what forced us to do so. On our way to Cardiff I suddenly became unwell. After safely stopping the van and swapping drivers, I collapsed. The reality is , touring is hard going and I was already burnt out before we even started. Rest and checks were advised by the paramedics and a follow up appointment has shown everything is back to normal. Thank you for your understanding and support. We have never had to pull out of shows before but we are delighted to have the rescheduled dates booked.
See you in December,
DEFECTS – ‘End of Days’
The band were approaching the end of a hugely successful tour with special guests RXPTRS when the incident happened. Catch them at the following rescheduled shows in December 2022:
DEFECTS is a collaboration of seasoned young musicians, having collectively released multiple albums worldwide in their former bands and spending years on the road alongside acts such as Iron Maiden, Bring Me The Horizon, Shinedown, Disturbed and Bullet For My Valentine. They released their debut single “Scapegoat” at the tail end of 2021 and following up with “End Of Days” in March of this year, before hitting the road with IN FLAMES as openers on their UK tour. Having spent the summer winning over more fans via appearances at The Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Download Festival and Bloodstock, the band are well prepped for their headline run.
Tony Maue – Vocals
Luke Genders – Guitar
James Threadwell – Guitar
Harry Jennings – Drums
David Silver – Bass