Eric Gardner joins tour
Butch Vig has been advised by doctors to continue to rest and therefore will be replaced on the US tour by Eric Gardner.
A statement on Garbage.com reads
“Due to acute sinusitis and doctor’s orders to not fly, Garbage’s Butch Vig was unable to drum on the first leg of Garbage’s tour running through June 18th. The infection has not healed as quickly as doctors hoped, and Vig is once again under orders not to fly. Eric Gardner (Gnarles Barkley, Tom Morello) will be sitting in for Butch through August.
“I’m very disappointed I’m going to miss the upcoming shows, but the doctors want me to err on the side of caution. Thanks to all our fans for understanding. I will be back!” BV”
Eric takes over from Matt Walker who has been an amazing replacement on the first leg of the tour, he has previously worked with Cypress Hill, Tom Morello, KT Tunstall and Beck. He’ll also be the 3rd replacement drummer to have performed in the absence of Butch Vig, following Matt Chamberlin and of course the previously mentioned Walker.