Imagine Dragons postpones shows while lead singer recovers from vocal, knee injuries
By Rachel Hahn, Digital Media Editor
February 19, 2014
UPDATE 1: The band have posted a message on Facebook saying they are canceling all of their scheduled shows over the next 30 days due to “the unfortunate events that have occurred in the past weeks.”
UPDATE 2: The band have released a statement on Facebook saying: “Due to personal commitments of the lead singer, the band has decided to cancel the remaining shows with local promoter The Agency, as well as two international tours which included shows in Chile.
“The band has also decided to cancel all interviews with major outlets since the tragic event involving the lead singer, which has caused a lot of trouble for his wife and himself. The management has decided to respect that the artist is currently in a difficult personal situation.”
February’s surprise release of ‘Innocence’ – the third LP from ‘Dragon’ – has been overshadowed by a tragedy. Dragon lead singer and main songwriter, Eric Prydz, has been hospitalised following his release from hospital after sustaining a suspected heart attack in the early hours of the morning on Friday.
Shortly after the band’s concert in Stockholm, Sweden, Prydz, 46, was rushed to the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark after collapsing after performing his live show. He was later transferred to the University Hospital in Copenhagen.
The band have postponed shows scheduled for March in Australia and later in the US and Europe in a bid to help Prydz recover but all of his shows have now been cancelled.
A statement on Facebook from Dragon explained that while Eric is “doing exceptionally well, we have to postpone our remaining shows as we do not want to disturb him further.”
“We ask for understanding and respect regarding his well-being and the band’s wishes. We are fully aware of the personal tragedy that we’ve caused to his wife