The Scoop: Mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced that they have been forced to cancel all of this Summer’s European festival and club appearances due to guitarist Ben Weinman injuring his hand. You can check out an official statement from the band below.
The Dillinger Escape Plan regretfully must cancel their upcoming summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by guitarist and co-founder Ben Weinman on his right hand and wrist. He will spend June recovering.
“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, where Metallica’s Robert Trujillo was kind enough to give Ben a chair to watch and heckle the rest of his band during the set.
Dillinger is touring behind their new album “One of Us is the Killer” which debuted at #1 on the US heavy music chart. They recently completed a video for the album’s title track which will be released in the coming weeks.
“Leaving for tour knowing that we would be performing without all members on stage isn’t something any of us are comfortable with,” added frontman Greg 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.”
The Spin: While it’s unfortunate to see a band cancel an entire routing due to one member injuring their hand, TDEP is sure to make it up to their European fans this fall when they return with Weinman healed and ready to help put on their signature performance – which is not something you’re going to want to miss.
The Question: What do you think of the band canceling the dates? Do you think it’s the right thing for the band to do? Let us know in the comments below!