Canadian producer-artist Daniel Lanois has canceled all upcoming tour dates after a motorcycle crash in L.A. this past Saturday, a press release announced today. “Lanois suffered multiple injuries but is expected to be released from intensive care soon,” the release states. “Due to the severity of the injuries, Lanois…will be recuperating for the next two months.” He had previously scheduled a European tour for this July.
Lanois is best known for his close working relationships with the likes of Bob Dylan (Oh Mercy, Time Out of Mind) and U2 (The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, and more). He has also released several albums of his own material, and recently started a new trio called Black Dub. The press release says Black Dub “will release their debut album when circumstances permit.”
Lanois worked collaboratively with Brian Eno on some of Eno’s own projects, one of which was the theme song for David Lynch’s film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune.
Eno invited him to co-produce U2’s album The Unforgettable Fire. Along with Eno, he went on to produce U2’s The Joshua Tree, the 1987 Grammy Winner for Album of the Year, and some of the band’s other works including Achtung Baby and All That You Can’t Leave Behind.
Bono recommended Lanois to Bob Dylan in the late 1980s; in 1989 Lanois produced Dylan’s Oh Mercy. Eight years later Dylan and Lanois worked together on Time Out of Mind which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997.
Danny pop back soon -Cheers Mate