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Dillinger Escape Plan postpones tour

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 8:14 AM PT

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman has broken his foot, forcing the group to cancel their scheduled U.S. and European tours, though the treks are currently being rescheduled. Here's the official from the band:

"This may sound like bad news but its actually good news dressed up like bad news. Sorta like if you were absolutely certain you were about to bang a hot new date and instead she rolled out on you midway through making out, only to have Scarlett Johansson come in a couple minutes later and finish the job. Or if you're into dudes, whoever the equivalent is, Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt, or that dreamboat from High School Dorksical. Anyhow, here's the skinny: We were filming two videos last week, and leave it to our resident Tornado Of Destruction In A Small Kosher Frame known as Ben Weinman to somehow break his foot while filming A FUCKING VIDEO. Of all the places and times Ben has been seriously hurt playing, he outdoes himself and manages to break his foot in A FUCKING VIDEO. He of course was ready to go out and kick ass with a cast on his foot, which we seriously considered for a second, but figured we'd wait til he could actually kick ass with both feet just in case he did further damage to his foot, which he certainly would have. Which means we need 4-6 weeks for him to fully heal.

So the bad news is that USA and Europe are both cancelled. The GOOD NEWS is that we're already rescheduling the North American tour, which will now include Canada and the USA cities that we were missing like Detroit, Austin, Portland and Seattle. We're gonna have a CD release party on November 13th on the East Coast in a soon to be announced city, sure to be way '87, and then we're gonna steamroll a full North American headlining tour from then 'til a few days before Santa comes. Then we'll hit up overseas right away in 2008 with a killer package and more extra dates there too, maybe Japan and Australia, we'll nail it down soon.

We are so so sorry if you already bought tickets to the now cancelled shows, it is as disappointing for us as it is for you, they will definitely be refundable from wherever you bought them. Go out and support the bands that would have been on tour with us when they come your way, Genghis Tron, Behold...The Arctopus, and A Life Once Lost. Send Ben your good vibes, he is hobbling around on crutches out in the hallway right now as I type this. Walking around in NYC the other day with Ben on crutches, our old bass player Adam in a wheelchair, and talking to Brian on the phone with his whacked out hand, I realized that its probably only a matter of time before we are all dead, Final Destination style. So if you ever see us it is probably not wise to touch us as we will likely spread the curse to you through mere physical contact, and on the flip side, if you have the ability to lift curses or hexes or weird voodoo shit like that, get in touch."

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