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Mike Patton injured in accident, Dead Cross cancel Los Angeles show

"Mike was in an accident. It's not grave, but he's unable to be here tonight."

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    Hardcore supergroup Dead Cross has had a string of bad luck lately. After being temporarily held by Houston police last week, the band was forced to cancel a scheduled concert in Los Angeles on Monday night.

    According to Blabbermouth, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and guitarist Mike Crain took the stage after show opener Secret Chiefs 3 concluded their set to inform the crowd that frontman Mike Patton had been involved in an accident on his way to the venue.

    “There’s been an accident,” Crain said. “Mike was in an accident. It’s not grave, but he’s unable to be here tonight. He’s hurt. So I’m sorry. We apologize. We’re gonna reschedule. And tickets will be refunded at points of purchase.”

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    Lombardo further apologized and added that he, Crain, and the fourth group member, bassist Justin Pearson, would be traveling to be with Patton. Watch fan-shot footage of the announcement below.

    Reached for comment, the band’s publicist provided the following statement: “Mike Patton was involved in a minor accident last night en route to the Los Angeles date of Dead Cross’ current tour. Tonight’s performance has been canceled but a decision has yet to be made about the remaining dates.”

    Find the band’s current itinerary below, and stay tuned for further updates.

    Dead Cross 2017 Tour Dates:
    08/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
    08/23 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
    08/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    08/26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
    08/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    08/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
    09/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
    09/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    09/11 – Boston, MA @ The Royale
    09/12 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
    09/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    09/15 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
    09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
    09/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
    09/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    09/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
    09/23 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

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