Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie will be forced to miss the band's new Divinity of Purpose tour with Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, and Battlecross after suffering an injury this week.
Beattie fell from an 8 foot ladder after a branch from a tree that he was cutting with a chainsaw knocked the ladder out from under him, which resulted in him breaking his left wrist and right elbow.
He will be undergoing surgery today to repair the damage and announced that Hatebreed have called upon Matt Bachand from Shadows Fall to fill in from him on the tour which kicked off last night in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Beattie offered fans these details, "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 Tour Dates
The Divinity of Purpose Fall Tour 2013
September 27 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater^
September 28 – Reading, PA – Reverb – Tsunami Festival+
September 30 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre^
October 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights^
October 2 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly's^
October 3 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere's^
October 4 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall^
October 5 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatrer
October 6 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club^
October 7 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA^
October 9 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody's Downunder^
October 10 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop^
October 11 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre^
October 12 – Trois-Riveres, QC – Batisse Industrielle (Metalfest)+
^w/Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain and Battlecross