SEVENDUST Guitarist Breaks Hand; Band Cancel Week's Worth Of Dates

Due to a broken bone in the left hand of guitarist John Connolly, SEVENDUST have been forced to forgo their initial U.S. tour dates in early May. The group will resume their performances May 13 in Corpus Christi, TX. The confirmed schedule is as follows:

May 13 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
May 14 - Beaumont, TX - Cactus Canyon
May 15 - Baton Rouge, LA - Texas Music Hall
May 17 - Memphis, TN - The New Daisy
May 18 - Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
May 19 - Columbus, GA - Bradley Theatre
May 20 - Greenville, SC - Anderson County Fairgrounds
May 21 - Evansville, IN - Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 24 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
May 25 - Charlotte, NC - Lowe's Motor Speedway

Dates affected by the injury will be rescheduled in the future. Ticket holders are asked to return their tickets to the original place of purchase for a full refund. SEVENDUST apologize to their fans for any inconvenience and look forward to appearing in the markets affected.

SEVENDUST announced last week that they and their wholly owned record label 7Bros. Records have officially parted ways with the Universal-affiliated WineDark Records. The band inked a deal with WineDark in early 2005 after a lengthy stint with TVT Records. 7Bros. Records continues its distribution through Fontana/Universal Music in North America and Roadrunner/Universal Music throughout the rest of the world.

SEVENDUST's sole Winedark/Universal effort, "Next", has sold 153,000 copies in the United States since its October 2005 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is roughly half of the total tally (312,000) registered by its predecessor, 2003's "Seasons", which was the band's last studio release for TVT.

SEVENDUST's top-selling album to date is their self-titled debut, which has sold 717,000 copies since its April 1997 release.

"Next" marked the recording debut with the band of new guitarist Sonny Mayo (ex-AMEN/SNOT). Mayo joined SEVENDUST in early 2005 as the replacement for Clint Lowery, who left the group mid-tour in December 2004, citing "personal issues." Lowery has since become a full-time member of DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" also featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar.

(Thanks: Terry W. Sather)

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