My Morning Jacket had to cancel its October 7 show at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, after singer/guitarist Jim James was injured in a fall about 30 minutes into the show. He suffered injuries to his torso, was taken to a hospital and subsequently released.
“Jim went to get closer to the audience on his side of the stage, and as he moved forward to step onto the sub-woofer, the lights darkened, and he inadvertently stepped off the stage,” the band described the incident in a statement on its Web site, “Upon falling, he suffered traumatic injuries to his torso, and was immediately taken to the hospital. Per the doctor’s orders, Jim will be off the road and recovering from his injuries for the next two to three weeks.”
Shows in at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL, on October 9-10 were also postponed. The band hopes to reschedule the shows. Refunds are available at point of purchased.
The next scheduled concert is in Richmond, VA, on December 29 followed by its biggest show of the year on New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.
The band members offered apologies and thanks to the audience of the cancelled Iowa City performance. “We would like to extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation,” the post stated. “We take our fans and performances very seriously, and would never cancel a show unless it was absolutely necessary. Please know that we will be making every effort to return to your fine city.”