HELLYEAH’s Tom Maxwell Says His Hand Surgery Went “Perfectly”

As previously reported, HELLYEAH recently cancelled some shows so Tom Maxwell could undergo hand surgery. Now, the guitarist has since offered an update on the operation:

“Had my surgery today and it went perfectly. A few weeks of rehabilitation and I’ll be 100% for the November tour. Thank you Hellions/friends and family for all your support and understanding…big love to you all! 🤘🏻❤️🤘🏻- Maxwell”

HELLYEAH Announce Tour With Nonpoint & Deepfall

HELLYEAH have announced a late 2019 tour with Nonpoint and Deepfall. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Welcome Home” (out September 27) and a portion of the proceeds from the trek will be donated to the American Heart Association in honor of their late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.

Tour Dates:

11/15 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/16 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall (no Nonpoint)
11/19 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
11/20 London, ON – London Music Theatre
11/22 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (no Nonpoint)
11/24 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
11/26 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
11/27 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
11/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
12/02 Missoula, MT – Palace Theatre
12/03 Billings, MT – Pub Station
12/05 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
12/06 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
12/08 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
12/10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/11 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/12 Boise, ID – Revolution
12/14 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
12/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
12/17 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
12/18 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
12/19 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
12/21 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

In other news, HELLYEAH will also release a new song titled “Black Flag Army” on Friday (September 13).

HELLYEAH Cancel September Shows Due To Tom Maxwell’s Injured Finger

HELLYEAH have been forced to cancel their September dates due to Tom Maxwell’s worsening finger injury. The guitarist previously said he would be undergoing surgery after the shows, but his doctor has since advised him to stop performing until the procedure is done.

Maxwell commented:

“As previously announced, I was scheduled to have surgery following our last show at ‘Blue Ridge Rock Festival‘. My condition has worsened and my physician has advised me against performing again prior to surgery.

I was previously involved in a car accident and broke the middle finger on my left hand. I now suffer from trigger finger, a condition that causes my finger to lock. I received a series of cortisone shots to alleviate the problem, however, the cure rate is about 70%. Unfortunately, that procedure did not work in my case.

I am devastated that my finger has been very stiff and painful. We have been performing at our very best and the support of all those who have paid tribute to Vinnie Paul has really helped us recover from our loss. We will reschedule the headline shows. I’m really sorry we could not perform for you this time… But we will see you soon!

– Maxwell“

Here’s the cancelled dates:

09/06 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
09/07 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/08 Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival

This news comes as HELLYEAH are preparing to release their new album “Welcome Home” on September 27.

HELLYEAH’s Tom Maxwell To Undergo Hand Surgery

During a recent interview with 100.5 The KATT, HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell revealed that he will be undergoing surgery on his left hand in September. As a result, the band will most likely have to wait until November before they can continue touring in support of their new album “Welcome Home” (out September 27).

Maxwell said the following:

“I got in a car accident and broke my middle finger in my left hand. I keep getting trigger finger, which — it gets stuck. It’s really odd — an odd feeling. So I’ve got a series of cortisone shots, which the percentage of the cure rate from that is about 70 percent. Unfortunately, I didn’t fall into that. So now [ my doctor is] gonna go in and make a little incision and go in here and fix what’s not right.”

He also added the following about the timing being so close to the record’s release date:

“Better now than… I can’t keep getting these cortisone shots. You’re only allowed to have a certain amount. [My doctor] hooked me up last time before this [summer] tour. So I just have to get it done.”

Maxwell is expected to play the following dates with HELLYEAH before the surgery:

08/16 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/17 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
09/06 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
09/07 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/08 Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival

[via Blabbermouth]