ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO - October Tour Cancelled, "Doctor's Orders"
September 27, 2010, 8 years ago
ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO had been scheduled to open 11 shows for Mexican rhythmic guitar duo RODRIGO Y GABRIELA in The US in October. Unfortunately the tour has been cancelled because of problems with Gabriela Quintero’s joints. According to a press release, the guitarist plays so intensely that she has developed problems with her joints and muscles.
The text of the complete press release follows:“Rodrigo y Gabriela are deeply saddened to announce the cancellation of their forthcoming United States October tour.
After a year of relentless touring, the wear and tear finally caught up with Gabriela. Her incredibly physical style of play involves banging out complex rhythms on the neck and body of her guitar night after night, putting great stress upon her right hand and arm as well as joints like the wrist and elbow. It is under doctor's recommendation that she rest her joints and muscles to avoid further harm and permanent damage. While the duo is incredibly frustrated to have to pull out of dates in cities they were very much looking forward to visiting for the first time, the move was an unavoidable reality that had to be made in order to ensure that Gabriela fully recovers and is able to play at full capacity for many years to come.
Rodrigo y Gabriela hope to return to the cities affected by the tour dates in the future and are grateful for their fans' continued support and understanding.”