The Fall's US tour has hit the skids rather, as band members Spencer Birtwistle, Ben Pritchard and Steve Trafford have left Mark E Smith and wife Elena to fend for themselves.
The band's official website carries the following statement:
"As it stands at the present time, the tour will continue, although there may have to be a couple of enforced itinerary changes due to recent personnel changes.
"Members of the group's Narnack labelmates The Cairo Gang are to complement Mark and Elena for the foreseeable future."
Apparently tensions have also flared between Mr Smith and the band's support act, The Talk. Oh tsk already.
DiScuss: This one time, at ATP, I threw up during The Fall. OUCH!