The Dillinger Escape Plan Cancel European Tour Due To Guitarist Ben Weinman’s Hand Injury
The Dillinger Escape Plan have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour due to an injury sustained by guitarist Ben Weinman on his right hand and wrist. He will spend June recovering, and plans to be back in time to play Summer Slaughter, which starts July 19.
“I’m heartbroken that we will miss these shows because we were all looking forward to them a great deal,” Weinman said. “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 performed at Metallica‘s Orion Music & More festival over the weekend. Weinman wasn’t able to play, but was provided a chair by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo so he could watch comfortably from the side of the stage. On Twitter, Weinman posted the following:
— Benjamin Weinman (@dillingerescpln) June 9, 2013
European fans will have to wait a few months to hear the band play songs from their new album ‘One Of Us Is the Killer.’ “Leaving for tour knowing that we would be performing without all members on stage isn’t something any of us are comfortable with,” said frontman Greg Puciato in a statement. “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.”
DEP don’t hold back on stage, and the odds were probably better of Puciato being the one getting injured if you saw his bloody performance at Golden Gods last month.