News•October 12, 2002 12:31 AM ET•8,491 views
Guitarist injured, Converge cancels shows
Converge has been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their European tour. Guitarist Kurt Ballou broke his left hand in an accident prior to a date in Italy earlier this week. In the interim, Ballou has actually been painfully playing full sets utilizing just two fingers. The group will now return home to the United States so that Ballou can receive proper medical attention. The following shows have been cancelled: 10.14 Belgium Messancy Pipeline 10.15 Netherlands Tilburg 0.13 10.16 Netherlands Amsterdam Winston 10.17 Germany Ibbenbüren Scheune 10.18 Germany Köln Büze Ehrenfeld 10.19 Germany Darmstadt Villa Converge has also cancelled their performance at the Back To School Jam, which will be taking place later this month. The group will be heading to Japan this December though, playing a series of dates with Hatebreed, including an appearance at the BeastFeast Festival with Slayer and others.