The Xcerts bassist Jordan Smith has fractured his wrist whilst skateboarding only a few days before the band embark on a two month touring schedule.
The timing couldn't be worse for the band who have shows lined up with childhood heroes Idlewild, musical stalwarts Funeral for a Friend and up and comers This City. However the band are putting the saying 'The Show Must Go On' to a true test, and have made a decision to honor all the dates with Jordan spending a frantic few days learning new parts on different instruments.
Speaking of the incident Jordan says "I went rolling along a sunny Brighton seafront feeling lazy and secure. Skating is best on days like these, nothing intense, no stress, big bit of flatland looking across the English Channel . There were a few security rails on their sides, perfect for slightly apprehensive ollies (my forte after years of ‘not really skating’). I cleared it a couple times, linked in a scrappy kickflip or two and generally felt like I was finding my feet again. On the last ollie before thinking about leaving, the board fires out and I land awkwardly enough to make my wrist look like a mangled slinky. It's always the most inadvertent thing that does the most damage."
Jordan added "I feel completely crushed. It's not like I don't know skating is a massive risk when your hands are your job. I've spent the last few days learning bass lines on a keyboard and bass pedals. I owe it to my friends to make this work, and we'll find a way to make it special."
Speaking of his fellow band mate singer Murray Macleod said "I was gutted when I heard about the accident. We've worked so hard to get to this position and we have been incredibly excited about the touring this autumn. Tom (The Xcerts drummer) and I talked briefly about finding a replacement bass player for the tours, but it was soon clear to us that THE XCERTS is about the noise the 3 of us make together, regardless of how many working limbs we have between us. Jordan and I have been best friends since we we're 13 and I’m not about to sell him out".
So Scorpio PR would like to advise all Xcerts fans to get down and see them on the upcoming tour, it will defiantly be a unique arrangement for the band, and a true experience for fans!