Friday, August 28, 2015

Motorhead end Salt Lake City show early due to Lemmy’s health issues

Motorhead ended their concert at the Complex in Salt Lake City early on Thursday due to concerns over Lemmy’s health.

On the road for a fall tour of North America with Saxon and Anthrax and playing in support of their newly-released album, “Bad Magic”, Motorhead performed just four songs before pulling the plug.

“The people are great, but the air is just too thin,” says the group. “The high altitude makes it difficult for breathing, and that’s what happened with Lemmy tonight in Salt Lake City.

“He feels very bad to have cut the show short, but being that high up, he had some trouble breathing well. Lemmy appreciates everyone’s concern. The fans always rally round!”

Lemmy’s health has affected the band’s schedule with tour cancellations in recent years as he dealt with being fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems, a 2013 haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel) and ongoing issues related to his diabetes.

“Bad Magic” was recorded at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with long-time producer Cameron Webb.

The set includes a cover of the Rolling Stones classic, “Sympathy For The Devil”, as well as a guest appearance by Queen guitarist Brian May on a tune entitled “The Devil.”

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