(PCM) Rockers 3 Doors Down have made the decision to cancel their remaining performances scheduled for April and May following the breaking news of the arrest of the band’s bassist Todd Harrell on charges of vehicular manslaughter.
The band have released the following statement:
“Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., and his family, 3 Doors Down has cancelled the band’s four scheduled U.S. April / May appearances. They will resume touring May 31 in Moscow, and return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July.”
Police in Nashville report that Harrell was driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription pain medication when his Cadillac CTS, traveling at a high rate of speed, hit a Ford F-150 sending into crashing through a guardrail and down an embankment. The driver of the Ford, Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., was later pronounced dead at a Nashville area hospital.
Harrell was arrested about a quarter-mile down the road after his car crashed into a retaining wall. Harrell failed a field sobriety test and admitted to taking the painkiller Lortab, anti-anxiety medication Xanax, and drinking several hard ciders that night.
The band, whose hits include Kryptonite, It’s Not My Time and Here Without You, recently announced a third leg of their co-headlining tour with Daughtry last week. Those dates are slated to begin July 5 at the PNC Waterside Pavilion in Solomons, Md and will continue as planned.