Mathcore legends The Dillinger Escape Plan have cancelled their summer European tour due to a hand injury sustained by guitarist Ben Weinman.
Says Weinman of the news:
I’m heartbroken that we will miss these shows because we were all looking forward to them a great deal.
Weinman was able to sit out while the rest of the band performed last weekend at Metallica’s Orion Music & More festival, as Metal Injection caught on their Instagram, but they are not going to continue to play without him. Frontman Greg Puciato had this to say in a recent interview:
Leaving for tour knowing that we would be performing without all members on stage isn’t something any of us are comfortable with.
The band has been touring in support of their new album, One of Us is the Killer, which was released mid-May and immediately went to number one on the heavy music charts. The first video from the album, for the second single “How I Lost My Bet,” premiered at the end of April, and another one for the album’s title track is due out in the next few weeks.
The cancelled dates aren’t a total loss, though. The band is set to play more European dates in the Fall. Says Puciato:
Ben is going to take the next month to heal and we’ll be ready to demolish Summer Slaughter and return to Europe in the fall with all systems loaded and ready to go.
Of the damage to his right hand and wrist, he added:
Obviously nobody likes being injured. I’m looking forward to performing on Summer Slaughter at full capacity and we will be back in Europe this fall on our headlining tour.
The Dillinger Escape Plan will pick up again for traveling metal fest Summer Slaughter, which kicks off July 19th in San Francisco. If you can’t wait that long, check out this video of them covering a Depeche Mode song with Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno.
Jun 20: Jaworzno, POL – Metalfest Poland
Jun 21: Schwarzlsee, AUT – See Rock Festival
Jun 22: Pinarella Di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
Jun 23: Monthey, CHE – Pont Rouge
Jun 24: Dudingen, CHE – Bad Bonn
Jun 25: Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
Jun 26: Dortmund, GER – FZW Club
Jun 28: Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
Jun 29: Montabaur, GER – Mair 1 Festival
Jun 30: Dessel, BEL – Graspop
Jul 02: Esch Sur Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
Jul 03: Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
Jul 04: Groningen, NLD – Vera
Jul 05: Roskilde, DNK – Roskide Festival
Jul 06: Gothenburg, SWE – Metaltown