They aren't the most famous band out there, but they did manage to open for Interpol during their last tour and put on a great show.
Between the shrieking, the sweating, the dresses, and the equipment-climbing, Liars' live shows are fairly notorious for their intensity. But when Angus Andrew threw his back out this past weekend, it wasn't from any stage contortions or primal spirit channeling. Instead, it happened as he "stooped to retrieve a tiny pillow from the couch in his L.A. home," according to a post on the
When Andrew reached for the pillow, "a seismic bolt tore through the fabric of his lower back rendering him immobile on the living room floor." His bandmates arrived later to help him out, but the pain stuck around. Their efforts are documented in detail in the blog post (which we have reprinted in its entirety after the jump).
Liars are set to go on a US tour with No Age starting Friday, January 25 in San Francisco. And while their posting that "It's a week 'til our first show and Angus can't feed himself" potentially calls the status of that tour into question, the band's publicist says there is currently no change in plans. At the moment, Andrew is resting up in California.
The blog post:
"Saturday, January 19, 2008
Supported Despite Lack Of Buttress
Current mood: crushed
As Angus stooped to retrieve a tiny pillow from the couch in his L.A. home a seismic bolt tore through the fabric of his lower back rendering him immobile on the living room floor. When Jarrett arrived, Angus was face down in spasms. He alerted Aaron and Julian then sped to Rite-Aid for drugs and heat packs. When Julian arrived Angus was face down near the bathroom, apparently trying to urinate. Julian fetched a large soda cup and suggested the alternative. He then offered to stay the night and take on all nursing duties. Having fed the patient on the floor and set up his living space Angus became adamant Julian go home to bed. In the morning when Aaron arrived Angus was on his back on the floor of the living room. Aaron emptied the two large soda cups and they talked about Lorimer St. in Brooklyn where the injury first occurred. Jarrett came in with breakfast and talk turned to tour. It's a week 'til our first show and Angus can't feed himself.