Levon Helm “Backs” Out of Wellmont Gig…Again

Our wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Levon Helm, who has postponed a planned performance at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey for a second time. Promoter Bowery Presents have announced that tonight’s show, which was originally scheduled for February 10, has been postponed again due to the back issues that sidelined The Band drummer earlier this year. A new date has not been revealed and no word on whether Deer Tick, who were scheduled to open tonight, will join the Levon Helm Band at the rescheduled show.

Here’s the full explanation from the venue’s website

Levon has had a slipped disk in his back this past few weeks as you may have heard, and despite daily therapy, it hasn’t healed enough for him to move freely enough to travel or sit at the drums for any length of time. Levon would like to assure everyone that his health otherwise has been excellent as of late. Levon and the band have had a strong run of touring this past month and were very much looking forward tonight’s show in Montclair with Deer Tick. Levon and the band are eager to get back on the road and hope to see all the fans soon. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

As of press time Levon’s website hasn’t been updated with the news or the status of tomorrow night’s Midnight Ramble with guests the Alexis P. Suter Band.

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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