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Ramallah guitarist hospitalized, tour dates canceled

Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:03 AM PT


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."


12 comments


anonymous
334 days ago
I want to die in a heroin sunrise.

anonymous
334 days ago
How much you want to be he hurt his nose ;)

anonymous
334 days ago
He's herniated. How do I know this you ask? Because he was wrecking my jerk when it happened. He still finished in my mouth, what a trooper!

anonymous
334 days ago
who???

anonymous
334 days ago
literally no one asked for this.

anonymous
334 days ago
pics or it didn't happen

anonymous
334 days ago
newest teardrop tattoo got infected getting skin grafts from my butt to my face here's the kickstarter #pray4mosh

anonymous
334 days ago
Can't blame him for needed to get back to Mass Health. He is likely uninisured and would have been f_cked otherwise.

anonymous
334 days ago
Anyone else read this in their head using Rob Lind's voice?

anonymous
334 days ago
BLOOD FOR BLOOD SHOULD TOUR WITH BUDDAH AND PLAY NOTHING BUT SONGS FROM THE DEMO AND SPIT MY LAST BREATH.

'COREDEATH' JON

anonymous
332 days ago
feckin khed, guy.

anonymous
331 days ago
Hey Rob Lind hang it up. Ramenallah.