Tame Impala‘s The Slow Rush tour may have to get even slower after bandleader Kevin Parker underwent surgery for a fractured hip. In an Instagram post on Thursday, the Australian multi-hyphenate said the band’s gigs in Mexico and South America are “going ahead as planned I’m not quitting on you guys.”
According to Parker, 37, the hip fracture occurred after he tried to run a half marathon on what was later revealed to be an existing stress fracture. In a twist of cruel fate, Parker noted that he “made it to within 1km of the finish line. That’s life I guess.” Thursday’s post included hospital pics, X-rays, and even a clip of Parker struggling to walk up a flight of stairs.
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Tame Impala is scheduled to perform two nights in Mexico City on Friday and Saturday. From there, the indie psypop outfit will head to South America for a string of festival appearances including sets at Lollapalooza in Buenos Aires, Santiago, and São Paulo, in addition to fests in Paraguay and Bogotá. Tickets for the band’s upcoming shows are on sale here.
In recent Tame Impala news, the band last month detailed a 10th-anniversary box set for its seminal sophomore album, Lonerism. Out on May 26th, the expansive re-release will include three LPs, a 24-page booklet, and bonus tracks including previously unreleased songs that didn’t make the original album. Last October, Tame Impala celebrated Lonerism with a full-album performance during the band’s headlining set at Desert Daze. Pre-order the Lonerism reissue here.