“Here’s the skinny. We were filming two videos last week, and leave it to our resident Tornado Of Destruction In A Small Kosher Frame known as Ben Weinman to somehow break his foot while filming a f**ing video. Of all the places and times Ben has been seriously hurt playing, he outdoes himself and manages to break his foot in a fu**ing video.

“He of course was ready to go out and kick ass with a cast on his foot, which we seriously considered for a second, but figured we’d wait ’til he could actually kick ass with both feet just in case he did further damage to his foot, which he certainly would have.

“Which means we need four to six weeks for him to fully heal. So the bad news is that USA and Europe are both cancelled. The good news is that we’re already rescheduling the North American tour, which will now include Canada and the USA cities that we were missing like Detroit, Austin, Portland and Seattle.”

The band went on to detail its future tour plans, saying it will “steam roll a full North American headlining tour from then ’til a few days before Santa comes.

“Then we’ll hit up overseas right away in 2008 with a killer package and more extra dates there too, maybe Japan and Australia, we’ll nail it down soon.

“We are so so sorry if you already bought tickets to the now cancelled shows, it is as disappointing for us as it is for you, they will definitely be refundable from wherever you bought them.”