Illness Forces Vig Off Garbage Euro Dates
Garbage drummer Butch Vig has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A and will not play on the band's European tour, which kicks off tonight (Nov. 2) in Trondheim, Norway. The shows will go off as planned, wiGarbage drummer Butch Vig has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A and will not play on the band's European tour, which kicks off tonight (Nov. 2) in Trondheim, Norway. The shows will go off as planned, with Vig replaced by in-demand session drummer Matt Chamberlain, who played on tracks on Garbage's recent Interscope album "Beautifulgarbage." The set is No. 63 in its fourth week on The Billboard 200.
Vig "is on the road to a complete recovery [and] getting the rest he needs," according to a post on the band's official Web site. It is not yet known when he will be ready to rejoin the band, which has shows booked through Nov. 14 in London and recently wrapped support dates in North America with U2.
As previously reported, Garbage is also confirmed to play alongside New Order, Prodigy, and others at Australia's annual Big Day Out festival, which begins Jan. 18 in Auckland.
Here are Garbage's tour dates:
Nov. 2: Trondheim, Norway (Student Festival)
Nov. 3: Oslo, Norway (Spektrum)
Nov. 4: Copenhagen, Denmark (Vega Musikkenshus)
Nov. 5: Hamburg, Germany (Grosse Freiheit)
Nov. 8: Paris (Elysee Montmarte)
Nov. 9: Brussels (Halles De Schaerbeek)
Nov. 14: London (Astoria)
Jan. 18: Auckland (Town Hall)
Jan. 20: Gold Coast, Australia (venue TBA)
Jan. 26: Sydney (venue TBA)
Jan. 28: Melbourne (venue TBA)
Feb. 2: Adelaide, Australia (venue TBA)
Feb. 3: Perth, Australia (venue TBA)