Disturbing news for Disturbed fans: after shattering his ankle, bassist Fuzz won’t be joining the maladjusted rockers on their upcoming European trek with Marilyn Manson.
Former Kilgore and current Methods of Mayhem bassist Marty O’Brien, whom Disturbed met while touring on last summer’s Ozzfest, will fill Fuzz’s slot, said the band’s publicist, who confirmed the bassist’s injury.
Fuzz apparently injured himself when he fell from a fire escape outside the group’s rehearsal hall in Chicago (the band’s hometown) last month, the publicist said.
While the accident will keep Fuzz sidelined for the upcoming month-long European tour, the bassist did manage to perform with his bandmates — singer David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren — at Chicago’s Metro on Thursday night, and he is expected to perform again at the venue Friday (January 12).
Disturbed’s 20-city European tour with headliner Marilyn Manson kicks off January 21 in Birmingham, England, and wraps up February 21 in Helsinki, Finland.
The Sickness, Disturbed’s debut, has sold nearly a million copies to date, according to SoundScan. The radio hit “Voices” is the second single from the LP.