Jane’s Addiction finally released a statement about canceling a few shows with Smashing Pumpkins.
Perry Farrell’s statement reads as follows: “Friends and lovers, the tour so far has been an absolute blast. Filled with so much joy, and rock vibes. I’ve loved seeing all your faces, hearing you sing with us and feeling the love and energy from each and every one of you. Especially all the people from my generation, and there’s been a lot of youngsters I have enjoyed speaking to. Good times.
“I’d like to address a lot of the comments and give you all an update.
“After Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, I suffered an injury that resulted in my inability to perform. I have since been in pain and discomfort and have been receiving rigorous physio therapy that has done wonders.
“Due to doctors orders, we regrettably and forcibly have to cancel the following shows, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, as well as Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Our friends, Our Lady Peace will be covering the next three shows as we aim to rejoin the tour this Saturday in Cleveland.
“I am filled with sadness and frustration to have to announce this, but I have to mend in order to continue the tour and get back on stage.
“Thank you for your understanding.”
Eric Avery said he’s trying to get ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer to join for more shows on the tour. He wrote, “Just for clarity, I am actively trying (and succeeding) in getting Josh to join us for more shows but Cleveland is not one of them.”