GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Cancel Tour Dates

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Oh no! The first ever US tour for Giraffe Tongue Orchestra has been cancelled.

The supergroup featuring Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brent Hinds of Mastodon, and William DuVall of Alice in Chains are forced to scrap their touring plans because Hinds broke his leg.

Here’s what they said:

“We deeply regret to inform everyone that GTO has to cancel our U.S. tour. Brent Hinds broke his leg in a motorcycle incident. It requires surgery and traveling for him is both impractical and highly ill-advised. We can’t do our debut tour without our guy. In our view, this is a ‘Go all-out or don’t go at all’ situation. So we had to make the very tough call to cancel. The venues should be providing refunds. No words can convey how sorry we are to everyone who was planning on attending these shows, just as no words can express how much we were looking forward to bringing the songs from the ‘Broken Lines’ album to you live. The important thing is that, aside from his broken leg, Brent is otherwise okay. He will hopefully make a full recovery soon and we’ll all live to fight another day. And, with that, our goal becomes carving out our next opportunity to play. One thing is sure: We will let you know as soon as we know. Until then, keep jamming Broken Lines. Have a wonderful – and SAFE – holiday season.”

Those cancelled dates include:

Nov 29 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Dec 01 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Dec 02 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Dec 03 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Dec 06 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Dec 07 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Dec 08 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Dec 10 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

Photo: @williamduvallofficial