Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie injured in accident, forced to sit out band’s North American tour

Hatebreed has announced that bassist Chris Beattie is being forced to sit out the band’s North American tour, which kicks off tonight in Poughkeepsie, New York, due to injuries he recently sustained in a tree-cutting accident. Here’s what Beattie had to say:

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.

We wish Chris the best of luck and hope he gets better soon!

If you wanna catch Hatebreed on this tour, check out the details on when and where they’re playing below. The band’s latest album “The Divinity of Purpose” was released on January 29th via Nuclear Blast.

Tour Dates/Locations:

September 26 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance^
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

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