MOTÖRHEAD will resume its U.S. tour on Tuesday, September 8 in St. Louis after canceling its last three shows due to continued health issues experienced by the band’s frontman, Lemmy Kilmister.
A statement on the MOTÖRHEAD Facebook page reads as follows: “The wait is over and the doc has spoken. Lemmy had a lung infection (exacerbated by that Denver altitude) which has now been taken care of. Subsequently, Lemmy‘s ready to give it a go in St. Louis at The Pageant theater on Tuesday, September 8th where MOTÖRHEAD will continue the 40th-anniversary tour in support of their new album, ‘Bad Magic’.
“Amidst all the wonderful support Lemmy has received, many have rightfully said he owes us nothing as he has given us everything. We, however, owe Lemmy something… our total respect for his fierce, single-minded and beautifully stubborn determination to continue burning asphalt, playing rock ‘n’ roll and live where he has always been most comfortable — on the road!
“Thanks again for all your support and see you soon!”
On September 1, MOTÖRHEAD delivered only three songs — “Damage Case”, “Stay Clean” and “We Are Motörhead” — in Austin before Lemmy told the crowd, “I can’t do it.” It followed a similarly abbreviated performance in Salt Lake City, where the band cited the high altitude as the reason behind Lemmy‘s inability to breathe. A show in Denver, at an even higher altitude, was scrapped the following day before MOTÖRHEAD ever took the stage.
MOTÖRHEAD‘s 22nd studio album, “Bad Magic”, was released on August 28. The CD was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood with longtime producer Cameron Webb.