Weedeater has been forced to postpone the remainder of their U.S. tour due to guitarist Dave “Shep” Shepherd breaking his hand. The sludge metal band released the following statement regarding the incident and rescheduled dates:
“…guitarist Shep broke his hand and could no longer wield his mighty axe of six strings for the remaining shows. But, as with every previous injury this band has sustained — while on or off of tour — Shep has been healing his mangled bones and Weedeater will be getting back out there to hit you all with a dose of their inhumanly heavy live show almost immediately. And of course it follows that Weedeater‘s upcoming European tour and appearance at Roadburn 2011 are still happening, so Europe, get ready to be pummeled.”
At least this time there was no shotgun involved in delaying Weedeater’s plans. Rescheduled dates for the postponed shows should be announced soon.