Immediately following their performance at Sunday's All Tomorrow's Parties in New York, Mogwai drummer Martin Bulloch was hospitalized due to complications from his pacemaker. He was discharged from a local hospital and told to return to Scotland for additional treatment.
Subsequently their gig here in Chicago Friday at the Congress Theater has been canceled along with dates in Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and Canada. They hope to return to the US sometime in early 2009.
From Mogwai's Website:
I was taken into hospital last night almost immediately after the show at ATP. I've been having some problems with my pacemaker for the duration of the tour and it unfortunately culminated in me being sent to the emergency room. The doctors there initially thought i would have to have corrective surgery at a larger hospital nearer NYC but i have been given the all clear to travel home on the understanding that i go straight to my cardiologist on arrival back in Scotland.
Tbh, i'm really bummed about having to go home and feel for the folk who had bought tickets for our upcoming shows but i can honestly say it would be almost impossible for me to carry on at this point as my pacemaker has broken skin and the surrounding area has become infected.
We hope Bulloch is on the mend soon.