Ramallah guitarist hospitalized, tour dates canceledThursday, July 19, 2018 8:03 AM PT / 4,959 views
Ramallah has dropped off the remaining dates of their current run with Cruel Hand due to a serious health issue involving guitarist Jason Eick. Frontman Rob Lind had the following to say:
"I am gutted to tell you all that Ramallah was forced to cancel the remaining few dates of our tour with Cruel Hand. The shows were going great, Cruel Hand are the kind of cats we love to tour with (great fucking guys and they killed it every night). We were all having a blast. "Since I returned to music a few years ago with Ramallah, I loathe cancelling shows for any reason (in fact since Ramallah's return we haven't cancelled anything except for a week long European run and that was due to last-minute loss of a guitar and bass player from the line up). Back in the day I and Blood For Blood had a rep for being a bit... erratic (that's a nice way to put it HA). Since then I've attempted to repair and redeem that impression. "Regardless, in all my years doing music I've never encountered a more justified reason for cancelling some dates. I will leave it to him to disclose the details if he chooses to, but our guitar player Jason will likely be in surgery by this time tomorrow dealing with a potentially life threatening complication to an older injury. "We wanted to bring him to a hospital on the spot but he wanted to deal with it in Boston so we had to rush him back today (we made the trip in under 10 hours). But it was a near thing and touch and go for the whole trip. "On behalf of the band and myself I apologize to everyone involved with the shows and everyone who was coming out to support the bands. I promise you: we will make this up to you all. "If the situation was any less dire we would have attempted to continue with the dates. Sadly that was simply not an option. Jason is my brother and his health and well-being trump any other considerations. "Thank you all for your patience and support in this matter. In the meantime all of our thoughts and prayers are with Jason."