Killswitch Engage’s plans of touring throughout Europe and Asia hit a snag recently when drummer Justin Foley broke his collarbone in a bicycle-related mishap. However, the show must go on and the band has announced that the duties will be carried out by As I Lay Dying sticks man Jordan Mancino.
Those who have been paying attention will remember that As I Lay Dying originally had plans for a run of tour dates with Killswitch Engage though the arrest of frontman Tim Lambesis put an end to that. In fact, Lambesis’s arrest put a stop to just about everything in the band’s schedule so its safe to say when they called up Mancino to offer him the gig, he wasn’t too busy.
Killswitch are so hot right now following the release of their latest album Disarm The Descent. No doubt Europe/Asia fans were looking forward to taking in the full KsE experience but Mancino is sure to fill the role masterfully. Besides, the band have apologised profusely in the below statement, so its hard to stay mad at them.
Foley is expected to make a full recovery in time for the band’s North American tour dates with Lamb Of God.
Killswitch Engage statement re: Justin Foley:
We have some not so good news to announce. Our drummer Justin Foley recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone. So he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily we were able to find a replacement drummer on short notice, so we will not be canceling any dates. The replacement drummer will be our longtime friend Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying. Barring any unforeseen issues, Justin should be back on track in time for our upcoming North American tour with Lamb of God, which starts in late October.
Justin had the following to say: “I’ve never missed a show, and I’m devastated that I have to miss this tour. I’d like to apologize to the fans and everyone involved with KsE for the inconvenience I’ve caused. I will do everything in my power to heal and return at full strength and as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I’m positive that Jordan will kill it and the band won’t miss a beat without me. I’m honored to have such a monster player fill in. See you all very soon.”
Jordan had the following to add: “I’m stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in KsE. A few years back, Justin filled in for me on tour while I was dealing with the passing of my father. I’m now able to return the favor with a hope that Justin will heal from his injury quickly and effectively so he can get back out here and shred as he always does for the KsE fans!”
Killswitch would like to thank our Asia and Europe fans in advance for understanding. As always, thank you so much for the support.