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August 4th, 2005
VELVET REVOLVER Drummer Injures Hand (press release)
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- VELVET REVOLVER drummer MATT SORUM suffered a fractured hand as the result of a recent boating accident, and it appears that he will be unable to perform on the first few dates of the band's upcoming headlining tour. After a brief hiatus in July, VELVET REVOLVER'S "Electric Wonderland Show" arena tour is scheduled to resume on August 11 in Mt. Pleasant Michigan. The band will play seven solo dates before joining Ozzfest on August 23 in Albuquerque New Mexico. SORUM is currently in physical therapy and plans to resume playing with the band on the first date of Ozzfest. It is still undecided as to who the band will choose to serve as a temporary drummer during SORUM's absence.

The band's current dates are as follows:

Date City/State Venue

Thu 8/11/05 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Resort
Fri 8/12/05 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
Sat 8/13/05 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
Mon 8/15/05 Greenbay, WI Oneida Bingo Casino
Wed 8/17/05 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair
Sat 8/20/05 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Resort & Casino
Sun 8/21/05 Tucson, AZ Valencia Anselmo Amp
Tue 8/23/05 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion (Ozzfest)
Thu 8/25/05 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Amphitheater (Ozzfest)
Sat 8/27/05 Houston, TX CW Mitchell Pavilion (Ozzfest)
Sun 8/28/05 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Ozzfest)
Wed 8/31/05 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheater (Ozzfest)
Fri 9/02/05 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless (Ozzfest)
Sat 9/03/05 Jacksonville, FL Times Union Center-Morgan Theatre
Sun 9/04/05 Wst Plm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheater (Ozzfest)

For more information and current tour dates, go to http://www.velvetrevolver.com.

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