The Cure have shared that the reason Simon Gallup had to pull out of last night’s Austin City Limits performance, stating that the bassist had “another serious personal situation”. It comes after Gallup was forced to pull out of a performance in Japan earlier in the year.
It has been confirmed that Simon did not perform at the gig and actualy flew home almost immediately after the decision was made. The band were due to close the Honda Stage on the Saturday of the festival’s final weekend, so they were in need of a bassist, badly.
The statement released by the band not only highlighted the reason Gallup pulled out of the show but also who his replacement would be; his son, Eden. “We would like to thank Eden Gallup for filling in on bass again at such short notice.”
You can read the full statement below. Our thoughts are with Simon at this time.
"ANOTHER SERIOUS PERSONAL SITUATION AFFECTING OUR BASSIST SIMON AROSE YESTERDAY, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE HE HAD TO RETURN TO THE UK – WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EDEN GALLUP FOR FILLING IN ON BASS AGAIN AT SUCH SHORT NOTICE, pic.twitter.com/fZn1VAdooG— The Cure (@thecure) October 13, 2019
AND EVERYONE AT THE SECOND WEEKEND OF THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL FOR THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT – WE HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED THE SHOW TONIGHT AS MUCH AS WE DID… LOVE AS EVER – THE CURE X" pic.twitter.com/VJ1lJoBVE9— The Cure (@thecure) October 13, 2019
Gallup also missed the band’s performance at Fuji Festival in July after the bassist was again affected by a “personal situation” with his son Eden again “spanning the generational divide” to fill in for his old man.