This past weekend, Nikki Darlin of Those Darlins broke both bones in her left forearm after performing Friday at The Nelsonville Music Festival in Ohio. What happened? Darlins wear cowboy boots. Cowboy boots and country fields can make even the baddest darlin come down hard... and Nikki is bad. She will have surgery later this week and recover throughout June.
At least she didn’t crack her dome! As a result of our fallen darlin’s injury, Those Darlins’ May 20 show in Memphis has been rescheduled for July 10 at The Hi-Tone, and they’ve had to postpone their Australian tour with Wagons. They’ll still appear as scheduled at Nashville’s Dead’s May 22 show at Mercy Lounge — see my Critic’s Pick on that one. That show will now function as a “fundraiser to help pay off the hospital bills incurred from Nikki’s injury.” The remaining Darlins (and Sheriff Lin) will ostensibly perform as a power trio, with “other local musicians” filling Nikki’s void when able.
As though a bill featuring So Jazzy, PUJOL, Those Darlins and Natural Child weren’t enough, now you can help a wounded local songbird mend her broken wing. Oh, and the first 200 people to show up Saturday night get a free pair of Blu Blockers. Dope. See a full list of US Those Darlins dates with "no sign of cancellation" after the jump.
Saturday, May 22- Nashville, TN — The Mercy Lounge - NASHVILLE’S DEAD
Friday, June 11, 2010 - St. Louis, MO — Blueberry Hill
Saturday, June 12, 2010 — Chicago, IL - Ribfest
Friday, June 18, 2010 - Cincinnati OH — Northside Tavern
Saturday, June 19, 2010 - Fort Wayne IN — The Brass Rail
Saturday, June 26, 2010 - Tuscumbia AL — Helen Keller Festival
Friday, July 9, 2010 - Jackson MS — Mississippi, Museum of Art
Saturday, July 10, 2010 — Memphis, TN — The Hi-Tone
Saturday, July 17, 2010 Sommerset KY — Master Musicians Festival
Friday, August 27, 2010 Morning View, KY — Whispering Beard Folk Festival
October 8-10, 2010 — Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival