IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist's Neck Injury Forces European Tour Cancelation

IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist's Neck Injury Forces European Tour Cancelation

IN THIS MOMENT has been forced to cancel its previously announced European tour due to an injury sustained by the band's guitarist Chris Howorth.

Howorth says in a statement: "I have injured my neck and am unable to move my head more than an inch or two in any direction — and I now have the burden of making some pretty weighty decisions for myself.

"In order to continue performing live, I am aggressively seeking treatment and must remain at home in Los Angeles.

"I am devastated that our European shows are affected by this but in order to keep moving forward with the band, it's imperative to work on getting better."

Adds IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink: "The last time we were in Europe, I felt such fire and magic at the shows — I have been absolutely dying to get back.

"It's probably easy for everyone to think, 'Why don't you just go without Chris,' but the truth is, he is my partner, brother and one of my closest friends. I can't bring myself to do this tour without him. It simply would not be IN THIS MOMENT."

IN THIS MOMENT's North American tour dates are not affected by the European tour cancelation.

IN THIS MOMENT's canceled 2016 European tour dates:

May 14 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage
May 15 - Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
May 15 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
May 18 - Munich, Germany @ Theatrefabrik
May 19 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Extra Limmothaus
May 20 - Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
May 22 - Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterport
May 23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
May 25 - London, UK @ Forum
May 26 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
May 27 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy
May 28 - Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy

IN THIS MOMENT recently spent time at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, HELLYEAH, PAPA ROACH, DISTURBED) working on the follow-up to "Black Widow", tentatively due later in the year.

Drummer Tom Hane announced his departure from IN THIS MOMENT last month, explaining in a statement that he had "struggled to be truly happy creatively."

IN THIS MOMENT will be the special guest on this summer's ROB ZOMBIE and KORN co-headlining amphitheater tour, dubbed "Return Of The Dreads". The trek will kick off in July and will visit 25 North American cities, including Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Seattle, Las Vegas and more.

IN THIS MOMENT signed with Atlantic Records in 2013 after completing its contract with Century Media Records.

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