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Dillinger Escape Plan Cancel European Tour Dates After Guitarist Breaks Hand

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Those noiseniks in Dillinger Escape Plan have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour due to guitarist Ben Weinman’s broken hand.

Blabbermouth first posted the news of the tour’s cancelation. Unfortunately, the guitarist and founding member of the New Jersey envelope pushers had to sit out the band’s performance at Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival in Detroit on Sunday, June 9. Dillinger improvised and played as a four-piece, which was certainly a “different” way to see and experience the group. Weinman sat by the side of the stage and watched as his bandmates soldiered on without him.

The band later issued a statement, with Weinman in particular commenting on the missed dates. “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.”

He posted a shot (seen below) of himself “lounging” on a chair while the band demolished the stage at Orion, figuratively speaking, of course. That was no doubt a complete and total bumout for the guitarist, who usually goes nuts while performing. Weinman wrote: “Side stage for @dillingerescapeplan set #orionfest really weird not playing but the boys did great.”

He also shared photos of his broken hand on Facebook, as seen below. Metallica bassist Robert Trujilio was seen “tending” to Weinman while he was sidelined. You can also check out that photo below.

Noisecreep wishes Weinman the best as his hand heals.



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