After Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes collapsed onstage in Philadelphia earlier this month, it was found that he was suffering from a brain tumor. The whole tour was being called into question until they found a replacement drummer in Pete Salisbury from The Verve.
"We were having the best American tour we've done for a long, long time and it was going so well and then this happened," said Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess when speaking to NME.
As for Jon's condition, The Charlatans issued a statement saying "His condition is said to be improving and doctors believe there will be no long-term effects on his health."
Their web site has an announcement that reads "The Charlatans have announced that The Verve’s Pete Salisbury will act as stand in drummer for the UK tour whilst Jon Brookes recovers from his operation.
Brookes, who collapsed on stage in Philadelphia last week, is preparing for his operation this week, back in the UK. It is not known how long he will be out of action but it is thought that Salisbury will complete the October UK tour at least."
|10-05 - UK - Hatfield - The Forum *warm up show*
10-07 - UK - Newcastle - 02 Academy
10-08 - UK - Edinburgh - HMV Picture House
10-09 - UK - Dundee - Fat Sam's Live
10-11 - UK - Liverpool - 02 Academy
10-12 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
10-14 - UK - Leeds - 02 Academy
10-15 - UK - Sheffield - 02 Academy
10-16 - UK - Manchester - Apollo
10-18 - UK - Oxford - 02 Academy
10-19 - UK - Bristol - 02 Academy
10-21 - UK - Norwich - UEA
10-22 - UK - London - 02 Academy Brixton
10-23 - UK - Birmingham - 02 Academy
10-25 - Holland - Amsterdam - Melkweg
10-26 - Belgium - Brussels - Le Botanique
10-28 - Italy - Florence - Viper
10-29 - Italy - Rimini - Velvet
10-30 - Italy - Rome - Circolo degli Artisti
11-01 - Switzerland - Zurich - Abart Club
11-02 - Germany - Dortmund - FZW
11-03 - Germany - Munich - Backstage -
11-04 - France - Paris - Trabendo
11-05 - Spain - Bilbao - Santana27
11-06 - Spain - Valladolid - Two Day Festival
11-10 - Australia - Brisbane - Hi-Fi
11-11 - Australia - Sydney - Metro
11-12 - Australia - Melbourne - Billboard
11-13 - Australia - Adelaide - Fowlers Live
11-15 - Australia - Fremantle - Metropolis