Orange Goblin Guitarist Forced to Sit Out Tour Dates

A speedy recovery to Orange Goblin guitarist Joe Hoare, who’s forced to sit out live dates after an injury to his Achilles tendon in Italy. Orange Goblin continues their international assault in support of 2012’s punch-you-in-the-face-it’s-so-good A Eulogy for the Damned (review here), and filling in for Hoare on the current round of Euro shows for the London four-piece will be guitar tech Neil Kingsbury.

The band toured the US earlier this year with Clutch and are slated to play Paris next month with Mondo Generator and Eyehategod. No word yet on when Hoare will be able to rejoin the band.

Here’s the latest:

We regret to report that the injury Joe sustained to his Achilles’ tendon yesterday is far more serious than first feared.

Joe completed yesterday’s show in Calenzano, Italy and was then taken to hospital in an ambulance where they confirmed that he has completely ruptured his Achilles. He is now in a cast to his knee and is being flown home today where he will require emergency surgery to repair the tendon.

Orange Goblin will endeavour to complete the rest of the summer tour in Europe with guitar tech and good friend Neil Kingsbury filling in on guitar. We thank Neil for taking this on at such short notice and hope you will come out and support him.

We wish Joe a safe journey home, a successful operation and a very, speedy recovery. Please leave him get well messages here to cheer him up.

“What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger in the long run.” – Stand For Something (Orange Goblin)

Orange Goblin, “Stand for Something” from A Eulogy for the Damned (2012)

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One Response to “Orange Goblin Guitarist Forced to Sit Out Tour Dates”

  1. Hi

    I am very proud of my son Neil Kingsbury who has stood in at short notice ie 24 hours and has learnt the whole set in that time .He has gone down a storm with OG fans.

    He is a fantastic guitarist having been in bands since he was 14 years old.Most recently he was in Fall Of Effrafa who toured Europe and America and more recently Blackstorm who are fronted by Karl Middleton of Earthtone 9 fame who are doing some festivals in the future.

    I believe Neil will complete the rest of tour which is about another 20 gigs all over Europe and hope he gets the recognition as the the great guitarist he is and self taught at that !!!!

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