Hatebreed Bassist Sidelined from ‘The Divinity of Purpose’ Tour -
Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie has been forced to pull out of the metalcore outfit’s current ‘The Divinity of Purpose’ tour following a freak accident on Monday.
However, the band has moved quick to assure fans that the tour, which is now is coming to the end of its European leg, will continue with Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand filling in.
Speaking about his absence, Beattie said: “On Monday a large branch fell off a tree I was cutting and knocked the ladder I was on out from under me. I fell 8 feet off the ladder onto the sidewalk and luckily was able to throw the chainsaw away from me on the way down. I broke my left wrist and right elbow. I will be going ‘under the knife’ this Friday to correct the breaks and start the healing process. Jamey, Wayne, Matt, Frank and our manager Steve have all been very supportive and I look forward to getting back out on the stage as soon as I can. Please go out and support Hatebreed as they leave for a short US tour today. Thanks to Matt from Shadows Fall for filling in for me. See you soon.”
Hatebreed have just three dates left in the US before heading to Sao Paulo for the Monsters of Rock festival. They will then head to the UK for one date in London before a number of European shows culminating with a set at Christmas Metal Festival in Geiselwind, Germany.
Remaining US dates
Oct 10 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop Oct 11 – Toronto, CAN – Phoenix Concert Theatre Oct 12 – Trois Rivieres, CAN – Metalfest
Oct 19 – Sao Paulo, BRA – Monsters of Rock Nov 17 – London, UK – Warped Tour Nov 19 – Kosice, Slovakia – Colloseum Klub Nov 20 – Bydgoszcz, Poland – Estrada Nov 21 – Berlin, Germany – Astra Nov 22 – Crailsheim, Germany – Hangar Crailsheim Nov 23 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Speedfest Nov 29 – Brisbane, AUS – Warped Tour Nov 30 – Coffs Harbour, AUS – Warped Tour Dec 01 – Dawes Point, AUS – Warped Tour Dec 06 – Canberra, AUS – Warped Tour Dec 07 – Melbourne, AUS – Warped Tour Dec 08 – Adelaide, AUS – Warped Tour Dec 14 – Geiselwind, Germany – Christmas Metal Festival