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The Verve's Ex-Drummer to Fill In for Cancer-Stricken Jon Brookes

September 25, 2010 (3:44 am) GMT
While the The Charlatans' drummer is dealing with his brain tumor, Pete Salisbury would tour with his band in U.K. dates.

Former drummer Pete Salisbury has joined The Charlatans to replace Jon Brookes as he battles a brain tumor. The British band canceled a string of shows in the U.S. after the percussionist collapsed at a gig in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last week. He was later diagnosed with brain cancer and will take a break from the group to focus on his health struggle.

The Charlatans vowed to continue performing and have now hired Salisbury to take over the drums on their upcoming U.K. tour. The band will unveil the new line-up at a charity gig in London on Monday, September 27 and the tour kicks off in Hatfield, England on October 5. "The band and Jon would like to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support," the rockers said in a statement.

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