Saturday, July 21, 2018
GIK Acoustics - Europe
GIK Acoustics - Europe
The Moshville Times

JD Simo dislocates knee but plays on

JD Simo 192… and will continue to play on so as not to miss any dates on the band’s current tour.

Annoyingly I got this mail yesterday before they played the Barfly in London but just didn’t have the time to get it online. Still, to inform anyone who may be seeing JD across Europe/US in the next few weeks, panic not. He may be sat on a stool, but he’s still rockin’! Just don’t let him rock too hard in case the stool falls over…

Known for their furious and energetic live performances, Simo show no fear when they throw themselves into their gigs. During their whirlwind sold out show in Paris supporting Monster Truck at the weekend frontman and guitarist JD Simo crashed to the floor in agony with a dislocated knee and had to be taken away by paramedics.

Talking about the incident he said:

In short I Dislocated my knee. Worst pain I’ve ever felt. It was unbearable. I didn’t want to cancel the tour so I’ll just have to sit. Happened right in the middle of a sold out show here in Paris. I twisted a weird angle and my knee cap dislodged and was on the side of my leg. It’s a rare type of dislocation.. It’ll take more than this to stop me. I promise to do the best I can, albeit minus one leg. Let love show the way.

Simo will be playing the following shows:

9 April – Amsterdam, Pardiso Kleine Zaal – NETHERLANDS
11 April –Tilburg, Little Devil – NETHERLANDS
12 April – Verviers, Spirit of 66 – BELGIUM
13 April – Ghent, Sioux – BELGIUM
14 April – Essen, Turock – GERMANY
15 April – Sankt Pauli, The Rock Café – GERMANY
17 April – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal – GERMANY
22 April – Louisville, Diamond Pub Concert Hall, KY – USA
23 April – The Southgate House Revival Room, Newport, KY – USA
24 April – Columbus, OH,Rumba Café – USA
27 April – Tulsa OK, Cain’s Ballroom – USA
28 April – New Braunfels TX, River Road Ice House – USA
29 April – Dallas TX, House of Blues – USA
30 April – Nashville TN ,Marathon Village Block Party – USA
5 May – Sellersville PA, Sellersville Theater – USA
6 May – Troy NY, The Hangar – USA
8 May – South Burlington VT, High Ground Showcase Lounge – USA
10 May – Syracuse NY, The Westcott Theater – USA
12 May – Cambridge MA, Middle East Corner/Bakery – USA
14 May – New York NY, Mercury Lounge – USA
15 May – Poughkeepsie NY, The Loft – USA
16 May – Vienna VA, Jammin Java – USA
21 May – Charlottesville VA, Jefferson Theater – UDS
27 May – Chillicothe IL, Summer Camp Music Festival – USA
28 May – Chillicothe IL, Summer Camp Music Festival – USA
29 May – Chillicothe IL, Summer Camp Music Festival – USA
9 June – Philadelphia PA, Dawson Street Pub – USA
10 June – Pittsburgh PA, Hard Rock Café – USA
11 June – Cleveland OH, Beachland Ballroom – USA
28 June – Rome, Rock in Rome – ITALY
29 June – Milan, Sesto San Giovanni Carroponte – ITALY
2 July – Jarvenpaa, Lakeside Puistoblues Festival – FINLAND
8 July – Great Tew, Cornbury Festival – UK
10 July – Weert, Bospop – NETHERLANDS
24 July – Maidstone, Ramblin’ Man Fair – UK
30 July – Breitenbach Am Herzberg Festival – GERMANY

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