Well, they made it through a month and a half of heavy duty touring in support of Jason…The Dragon, playing packed and sold-out shows every day in front of rabid crowds from coast to coast. But as with all things WEEDEATER, somebody in the band was finally injured and they were forced to cancel the last few shows of the US leg of their Jason…The Dragon tour. These shows were in the Southeast US and will be rescheduled at a later date.
As for the injury sustained; 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. Confirmed dates are posted at: http://www.myspace.com/weedeater.
WEEDEATER has been fortunate enough to receive a very warm reception from fans who are reveling in Jason… The Dragon, including incredible responses at the shows; the masses were brutalized at SXSW and a good number of the other shows on the tour completely sold-out. The reception has also been evident in the sales department with the album debuting at #45 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
This year is shaping up to be a good one for the boys, despite any broken bones. Stay tuned for more WEEDEATER updates as they develop.