Injury Forces Orange Goblin Guitarist To Sit Out Immediate Touring


Orange Goblin guitarist Joe Hoare has been sent home after rupturing his Achilles tendon—an injury which will require emergency surgery and a suitable recovery period. In light of his forced absence, the band have lined up guitar tech Neil Kingsbury to fill-in for him for the time being. Their official statement on the matter can be read below:

“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)”