Auch wenn es nach Aussage der Band nicht ihr Ding ist, Shows abzusagen, jetzt ist die Band dazu gezwungen. Bereits im Dezember mußte sich Gitarrist Brian Benoit an der Schulter operieren lassen und wurde solange von James Love ersetzt. Nun wurde am Tag vor der Abreise der Band nach Europa das Gründungsmitglied von The Dillinger Escape Plan Ben Weinman in einen Autounfall verwickelt. Trotzdem versuchte die Band die Shows zu spielen, jedoch die Folgen des Unfalls sind wohl nicht mehr zu verleugnen, so dass der Arzt nun bis zu 3 Monaten Bettruhe verschrieben hat.
Hier das Statement der Band:
"Dillinger Escape Plan have been forced to cancel part of their upcoming tour due to numerous injuries within members of the band. Guitarist Brian Benoit who recently underwent major surgery last December aggravated his shoulder on their last American tour. The band with Brian's blessing recruited ex Fenix TX guitarist James Love to fill in dates until Benoit was fit enough to return to the fold. However the night before the band left for Europe founding member Ben Weinman was involved in an automobile accident that left him in hospital. Undeterred Dillinger decided that canceling shows was for other bands and Ben literally went from the Hospital to the airport.
However during the bands show in Madrid Spain at the Festimad Festival it became apparent that all was not well with Ben. He blacked out at one point during the set (as a result of injuries sustained in the accident) and the band had to cut their set short as a result. On doctors orders Ben has to return home for three weeks of rest (the doctor recommended three months) - the band plan to resume their tour at The Fields of Rock festival in Holland.
Ben Weinman dazu: "Dillinger are not the kind of band who cancel shows without good reason and unfortunately I have a bad reason - I'm fucked"