On The Rocks: Primal Scream cancel shows as Bobby Gillespie recovers from stage fall


Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie injured his back last week after falling off the stage during the band’s appearance the Caribana festival in Switzerland, and now doctors have ordered a full eight week of rest and recovery.

That means Primal Scream, who are out on the road hyping their 11th studio album Chaosmosis, have been forced to cancel nine upcoming shows across Europe this summer.

The Scottish rock band were playing the Swiss fest in June 2, when Gillespie suffered the fall after losing his footing on a speaker stack. He was flown home by air ambulance, as the BBC notes, and as the photo above shows — posted to the band’s Facebook with the caption “FEEL LIKE GOING HOME” — Gillespie was strapped into a stretcher inside the aircraft.


After the incident, band tweeted: “Thanks everyone who has asked about Bobby, we’re waiting for more news but hoping to be back on the road as soon as we get the all clear X.”

Here’s more on those cancelled dates: