Willie Adler issues statement of absence from Lamb of God’s European tour dates

Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler have shared one announcement through the band’s social media pages, addressing his absence from a number of August tour dates in the UK and Europe.

It is not the first time that the co-founding musician has missed dates with Lamb of God since the tour has restarted in the wake of the pandemic lockdown. Violence‘s Phil Demmel has been on deck as “bullpenguitarist since 2021, when Lamb of God made contingency plans for the road in case something happened to either Mark Morton or Adler health-wise. He even recorded bass John Campbellis the venue for a show due to illness and then switched back to guitar at later stops.

For the upcoming race overseas, Demmel is back in the saddle while Adler has “got some things I need to be home for,” as revealed in the new statement, which can be read in full below. However, he confirmed that he will be back on stage for Lamb of God’s main fall trip in support of their new album, Alertsalong with metalcore icons Killswitch Engage and a host of special guests at select stops.

Hey everybody. I’m thrilled with the love we’ve seen for the two new Lamb songs we’ve dropped so far. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the full ‘Omens’ album. We are all super proud of it. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make the trip to Europe for the upcoming shows this month, I have some things that I need to be home for and I appreciate the band supporting my decision.

I will 100% be back on stage for Omen’s tour in September and October. See you there!

– Willy

“[Lamb of God] is one of the greatest mental bands in the world and I’ve always respected them as people and as players,” Demmel told Full Metal Jackie in a interview earlier this year when we talk about what it’s like to be trapped in the live session role.

“I love their music,” he continued, “And it’s really uplifting to be asked to do that and to be able to step in and have the band and the fans and the crew, especially the crew [supporting you], because they know whether you are well or not. The band does their thing, but the crew, front of house people, I always want to go to them and say, “How did I do that? How did that sound?” If I get the thumbs up from them or the pat ‘attaboy’ from them, you know you’re doing something good. So it’s really gratifying to be able to step into these positions and do a good job.”

Searching Alerts, Lamb of God’s follow-up to 2020’s self-titled release, will be released in October. 7 and catch the band on tour this fall on the dates below. For tickets, head here.

Hear new music from Lamb of God and more in Loudwire’s ‘2022’s Best Metal Songs’ playlist — follow here.

Lamb of God + Killswitch Engage 2022 Tour Dates

September 09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island +
September 10 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion +
September 11 – Alton, Va. @ Blue Ridge Music Festival
September 13 – Youngstown, Ohio @ Youngstown Foundation Amp. +
September 14 – Baltimore, Md. @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena +
September 16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca Cola Roxy +
September 17 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place +
September 18 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp. +
September 21 – Boston, Mass. @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway +
September 23 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Festival (Lamb of God only)
September 24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island +
September 25 – Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hall +
September 26 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park +
September 30 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium +
Oct. 01 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Great SaltAir *
Oct. 02 – Grand Junction, Colo. @ Amphitheater in Las Colonias Park *
Oct. 04 – Fresno, California. @ Exhibition hall at Selland Arena *
Oct. 07 – Sacramento, California. @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 09 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center ^
Oct. 10 – Kent, Wash. @ Accesso ShoWare Center ^
Oct. 11 – Portland, Ore. @ Theater of the Clods ^
Oct. 13 – Inglewood, California. @ YouTube Theater $
Oct. 14 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Arizona Federal Theater $
Oct. 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater $
Oct. 16 – El Paso, Texas @ UTEP Don Haskins Center $
Oct. 18 – San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum $
Oct. 19 – Houston, Texas @ 713 Music Hall $
Oct. 20 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory $

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* w/movable in white + suitable for autopsy
^ w/Spiritbox + suitable for autopsy
$ w/animals as leaders + suitable for necropsy

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