Injured Rev reschedules gig

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ONE of Sheffield’s most beloved sons was forced to pull out of a hometown comeback gig after injuring himself.

Jon McClure, lead singer of indie rock outfit Reverend and the Makers, had to cancel his band’s scheduled appearance at city venue The Leadmill on Friday. The outspoken frontman was left struggling to move after injuring his back in London earlier in the week.

McClure said: “I have mashed myself somewhere down the road to the point where it hurts to stand up. I’d rather reschedule the gig than not give the good people of Sheffield their money’s worth. We’ve been away a long time. This gig deserved to be special and once I’m match fit it will be.”

The sold-out concert, the first of a string of warm-up shows ahead of the release of the band’s new album, will now take place on Friday May 25.

Existing tickets are still valid and refunds are available from The Leadmill until Monday May 21.