remedy-bandTyneside rockers Remedy (pictured) and rising stars Rise To Addiction have confirmed they are going ahead with next Saturday’s gig at Newcastle’s Legends – despite the withdrawal of Hydrogyn.

The US metal stars were due to headline the three-band showcase until guitarist Jeff Westlake broke his wrist – putting paid to the Toon date and a slew of shows across Europe. Signed to Tyneside label Global Music outside of North America, the band has pledged to reschedule all dates in the autumn.

But Remedy singer Jenn Cherene told rushonrock: “We’re still going ahead with the gig and all it means is that Rise To Addiction, a fantastic band, move up to the headline slot. And we should be firing on all cylinders by then as we’re playing with Fables Last Stand and Cape Fear at Newcastle’s Cluny on Wednesday. It’s a busy week but it should be fun!”

Westlake, meanwhile, released the following statement earlier this week:  “It was just a freak thing that happened and I ended up with my wrist fractured so I will just deal with it and be ready to move on hopefully by mid to late May.

“I would also like to take this time to apologise to all of our fans who were planning on attending the shows and the promoters as well for all the hard work. We will reschedule the dates for the Fall and I will be looking doubly forward to doing those dates so hold on to your tickets and we will be announcing the new dates soon.”