As previously reported, ADLER, the band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, have been forced to postpone their previously announced "Back From The Dead" summer tour due to Steven checking into rehab in order to continue working on his sobriety. Here is what Steven had to say about relapsing and returning to rehab:
"I picked up a bottle and drank. This occurred a few times and that is a few times too many. I knew that this had to permanently stop. That is the moment I picked up the phone, before it got out of hand, to get help.
"I had kicked hard drugs several years ago and now it is time to get rid of the urges of drinking alcohol.
"I am at a great facility and will stay here until I am comfortable to be home to work the program on my own.
"I love you all for understanding, being patient and supporting my decision.
"Like my peers, I will beat this too, so I can return to music and beat my drums!"
The band issued a statement saying: "We are truly sorry to all of the fans and promoters who were looking forward to seeing us on the road, but right now Steven's health is the most important thing. We hope to make it up to everyone when Steven recovers." The dates are being rescheduled to the fall.
Here is the list of affected tour dates:
5/16 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
5/17 - Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
5/18 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
5/30 - St. Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
5/31 - Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood, CA
6/20 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
6/21 - Diamondz - Jerome, ID
6/22 - Rock The Falls Festival - Idaho Falls, ID
6/23 - Jammin Joe's - Arvada, CO
6/24 - Outlaw Saloon - Cheyenne, WY
6/25 - Wonder Bar - Casper, WY
6/26 - TBA - Bismarck, ND
6/27 - Legacy Ballroom - Fargo, ND
6/28 - The Reverb - Waterloo, IA
6/29 - The Grove - Lincoln, NE
6/30 - Busters - Mankato, MN
7/1 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN 7/2 - Beale St. Live - Indianapolis, IN
7/3- The Summit Summer Concert Series - Whitesburg, KY
7/4 - The Back Bar - Janesville, WI
7/5 - Diesel Concert Theatre- Detroit, MI
7/6 - Montage Theater - Rochester, NY
7/7 - Shipwrecked Music Hall - Dennisport, MA
7/8 - Legendary Dobbs Concert Hall - Philladelphia, PA
7/9 - House Of Rock - White Marsh, MD
7/10 - Dead Horse Cantina - Mckees Rocks, PA
7/11 - Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
7/12 - Revolution Music Hall - Amityville, NY
7/13 - The Rock Junction - West Greenwich, RI
7/14 - Lucky Dog Music Hall - Worcester, MA
7/15 - BB Kings - New York, NY
7/16 - Empire - West Sprinfield, VA
7/17 - Tink's Rock House - Marion, OH
7/18 - The Tap House - Akron, OH
7/19 - Pikel's B Inn - Home, PA
7/20 - Tailgators - Bolingbrook, IL
7/21 - The Firehouse - Richmond, IN 7/23 - The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
7/24 - House Of Blues - Houston, TX
7/26 - House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
7/27 - Kickstandz -El Paso, TX
7/28 - TBA
9/14 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt. Pleasant, MI