Revocation’s David Davidson Forced to “Pull a Hetfield” After Breaking His Wrist on Stage


There’s never a good time to get injured while on the job, but I imagine it’s got to be extra frustrating when a) you’re on tour and b) you’re expected to play guitar every night for the absolutely filthy thrash/death metal band Revocation.

Unfortunately for frontman David Davidson, his band’s ongoing tour with Morbid Angel has seen its share of misfortune. First was the tragic events of Belvidere, Indiana that claimed the life of one fan after a tornado caused the venue’s roof to collapsed. And now, Davidson is regaled to just vocal duties after a freak accident on stage during a recent show caused him to lose balance and land awkwardly on his wrist.

The result, as you can see on his Instagram page, is a right arm encased in a cast and 6-8 weeks without being able to play guitar.

“As many of you have noticed, I haven’t been playing guitar the past few nights on tour. I took a gnarly fall while performing on stage in Cincinnati when I tripped over a cable. I fell backwards and instinctively threw my wrist back to break my fall, but unfortunately I broke my wrist in the process. I could tell something was wrong as soon as I stood up but I ended up finishing the set and was hoping it was just a sprain. Got checked out the next day and the x ray showed I did in fact break my wrist, doctor said I won’t be able to play for the next 6-8 weeks which is a total bummer but I’ve decided to soldier on, pull a Hetfield and finish the rest of the tour on vocals. Come out to the rest of the dates and dust off your air guitars, I could use a hand with the solos.”

It’s great that the dude can make light of a shitty situation. Davidson’s one of the better guitar players out there in the metal game today, so for him to not be able to play just has to be extremely frustrating. Still, the show must go on so he’s still behind the mic while his guitar duties are held down by someone else.

Even though he won’t be shredding up on stage, you can catch Davidson and the rest of Revocation live on the remaining dates with Morbid Angel. You can check out the full list and grab tickets below.

Morbid Angel w/Revocation and Vitriol
Apr. 14 – Empire Live – Albany, NY [Tickets]
Apr. 15 – Worcester Palladium – Worcester, MA [Tickets]
Apr. 16 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD [Tickets]
Apr. 18 – The Concourse – Knoxville, TN [Tickets]
Apr. 19 – The Masquerade (Heaven) – Atlanta, GA [Tickets]
Apr. 21 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL [Tickets]
Apr. 22 – The Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [Tickets]

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