EELCO SAYS "Don't quit, rock on!"

Message posted on: 14-2-2004

EELCO SAYS "Don't quit, rock on!"
"You guys have to go on touring" was the first thing our friend Eelco said when we first visited him in the hospital in Belgium. "You have to go on and spread your message" he told us. It was a pleasant surprise to see him in such a positive mood. After last sunday's diagnose we'd lost all hope. "Paralised from neck to feet with no or maybe 1% chance for recovery" the doctors said. It was a shock. But now, not even one week later, Eelco can move his arms, one hand and one leg! Doctors call it "amazing" and "a miracle". For us it's just fantastic and hopeful news. But besides these positive messages Eelco has a long long way to go. It's not clear yet if he will ever return to the band. But he stays a member of the HR-family! He's in our group for 10 years now and we will stick with him, his wife and little kid now and in the future. Keep on sending him positive mails. He is thankful, surprised and very touched by all the e-mails he gets. So please drop him a note at

Heideroosjes will continue the Dutch and Belgium tour. We start again Friday 20th February in GRONINGEN (NL). It will be a strange concert for us. We will miss Eelco and for our crew it's emotional to get back on the road again after such a heavy accident. But somehow this tragidy made us stronger as a group. And we will do our best to give you a rockin show!
This week we also tested our backline and our flightcases and packingsystem (made by Eelco) did a good job. It's possible to fix the damage at the backline soon so we can continue with our own equipment soon. Our van is still total loss but we will hire another one.

The shows which have been cancelled will be played as soon as possible. The concerts in Brussels, Noord-Scharwoude and Zierikzee will take place as soon as we have discussed a new date. We hope to inform you about this wednesday 18/02 latest. Please don't e-mail us about when the cancelled shows will take place. Every info will be put on this website!

Thanks for your support and hope to see you all soon,
Marco, Fred, Frank, Fred and the entire HR-crew!

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