After Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister had to walk off the stage after three songs and end their September 1 performance in Austin, Texas, many of the band’s dedicated followers were unsure whether if Motorhead would be able to complete their 2015 tour. Fortunately, the members of Motorhead triumphantly returned during their show last night (Tuesday, September 8) in St. Louis.
This development is a fortunate one for both fans and the Motorhead ringmaster, seeing as the recent activity from the band wasn’t entirely promising. Motorhead were forced to cancel their shows in San Antonio on September 2, Dallas on September 4 and Houston on September 5 in order to give Lemmy enough time to fully recover.
It wouldn’t be until September 7 that Motorhead would return with some positive news. Through a statement on the band’s official Facebook page, Motorhead revealed that Lemmy had been battling a lung infection that was exacerbated by a high altitude performance in Salt Lake City on August 31.
Motorhead remain confident in their current situation, which was evident in another post the same night as their St. Louis show: “How Lovely it was to kick every single one of your asses tonight eh!”
This moderately problematic tour has been in support of the new Motorhead studio album ‘Bad Magic,’ which found it’s way onto the shelves on August 28. The album was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood with the assistance of producer Cameron Webb, and prominently features a collaboration with Queen guitarist Brian May and a cover of the Rolling Stones‘ “Sympathy for the Devil.”
Motorhead 2015 Tour Dates
09/09 – Indianapolis, IN
09/11 – Chicago, IL
09/12 – Detroit, MI
09/15 – Wallingford, CT
09/16 – Wantagh, NT
09/19 – Toronto, ONT
09/22 – Philadelphia, PA
09/23 – Charlotte, NC
09/25 – Orlando, FL