Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is William DuVall, lead singer of Alice In Chains; Brent Hinds, guitarist of Mastodon; Ben Weinman, guitarist of Dillinger Escape Plan. The band was originally formed by Ben Weinman and Brent Hinds, birthed out of a 15 year friendship and periodic collaboration.

In the past days, Brent Hinds made a motorcycle accident and his leg was broken. Upon this injury, the Giraffe Tongou Orchestra had to cancel the tour of U.S.

The statement of the band is as follows:

We deeply regret to inform everyone that GTO has to cancel our U.S. tour. Brent Hinds broke his leg in a motorcycle incident. It requires surgery and traveling for him is both impractical and highly ill-advised. We can’t do our debut tour without our guy. In our view, this is a “Go all-out or don’t go at all” situation. So we had to make the very tough call to cancel.

The venues should be providing refunds. No words can convey how sorry we are to everyone who was planning on attending these shows, just as no words can express how much we were looking forward to bringing the songs from the “Broken Lines” album to you live.

The important thing is that, aside from his broken leg, Brent is otherwise okay. He will hopefully make a full recovery soon and we’ll all live to fight another day. And, with that, our goal becomes carving out our next opportunity to play. One thing is sure: We will let you know as soon as we know. Until then, keep jamming “Broken Lines.” Have a wonderful – and SAFE – holiday season

 I wondering how this injury will be reflected on the Mastodon. We’ll wait and see.