Toronto psych-folk-bluegrass legends The Sadies had to cut short a seven-date western Canadian tour after singer/guitarist Dallas Good slipped and broke his leg Sunday evening just before they were to play The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.
“He finished soundcheck and everything was fine,” said Sadies’ tour manager Bryan Boake. “He was walking from The Broadway Theatre to Amigos, slipped on some ice and suffered a compound fracture to his tibia.”
Good’s injury was so serious that he required surgery at a Saskatoon hospital, which he underwent Monday. According to Boake, Good is in high spirits, but the full extent of his condition remains unclear.
The mishap occured so close to Sunday’s showtime that the remaining members of the band (guitarist/singer Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky) decided to honour their committment to Saskatoon as a three-piece, something they had never done previously.
“They were unsure if they should do the show, but it happened so close to door, and there were people there, so they just went out and did a three-piece set,” said Boake. ”[They] brought up [opening act] The Sheepdogs and did a couple songs with them. I think it was really well received.”
Broadway Theatre Executive Director Kirby Wirchenko was very impressed at the three Sadies’ ability to get through the ordeal and perform the way they did.
“That’s the best effin’ three-piece Sadies show you’ll ever see,” said Wirchenko. The band played for just over an hour, inlcuding a jam with The Sheepdogs where they covered Guess Who classic “Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon.”
According to Exclaim! Magazine’s website, the tour has already been rescheduled, including a June 22nd date at The Broadway Theatre in Sasaktoon, which according to Boake will be free for all those with ticket stubs from the February 13th show. For the other rescheduled western Canadian dates, current ticket holders will be able to gain entry for the shows, but details on the tour have not been confirmed.
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