Armored Saint Name Fill-In Tour singers like John Bush deal with illness

For their upcoming shows, armored saint have revealed that a fill-in vocalist will temporarily take over as lead singer John Bush as he recovers from an illness. The veteran Los Angeles metal band is currently on tour in the USA with the other 80s metal act WASP You can get tickets here.

On Tuesday (November 15), Bush himself explained that vocalist Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watchtower) will be the fill-in. However, Bush is still on the road with Armored Saint and plans to return to the stage soon. (McMaster also recently filled in live for Accept singer Mark Tornillo, as BraveWords reported.)

In his message, says Bush“The tour has been amazing so far. We’ve had killer shows with incredible receptions, so thank you to everyone who attended. You’ve been amazing! We’d also like to thank the WASP camp. They’ve been extremely kind to us throughout the run.”

He continues: “Unfortunately, luck has given me a gnarled knuckleball. I got an illness and although it hasn’t made me feel bad, it has still infiltrated my nose and chest area and planted itself. I tried to push through in typical John Bush fashion in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, but in doing so I lifted my pipes and now I’m sitting in Baltimore frustrated and emotionally distraught.”

Jason McMaster

Jason McMaster (Scott Dudelson, Getty Images)

Bush adds, “Luckily, longtime friend and Armored Saint fan Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Broken Teeth) is coming to the rescue again. He’s already helped Accept earlier this year on tour, and now he’s stepping into the dough box for me. I’m extremely grateful and I know he will kill it!”

He concludes: “I’ve seen a great doctor and he’s got me on the mend and I hope to be on stage soon. I’m out on the road and I plan to be close to the stage to give my band members my support. Thanks to the fans for your understanding and don’t be offended if I don’t talk to you.”

See the remaining tour dates below.

John Bush + Armored Saint Statement – Nov. 15, 2022

WASP + Armored Saint Fall 2022 US Tour Dates

November 17 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
November 18 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
November 19 – Jim Thorpe, Pa. @ Penn’s Peak
November 20 – Glenside, Pa. @ Keswick
November 23 – Nashville, Tennessee. @ Ryman Theatre
November 25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
November 26 – Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza Live
November 29 – Leesburg, Va. @Tally Ho
November 30 – Columbus, Ohio @ King of Clubs
December 2 – St. Charles, Ill. @ The Arcade
December 3 – St. Charles, Ill. @ The Arcade
December 5 – Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theatre
December 7 – Reno, Nev. @ Grand Sierra
December 9 – San Francisco, California. @ Regency

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