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Chiodos Guitarist Thomas Erak Has Left The Band

Chiodos guitarist Thomas Erak has officially left the Michigan band less than two months out from the group’s 2015 Australian tour behind fourth album, Devil, which was released in April.

Erak shared news of his departure via his Twitter account today, and said he hopes to spend more time working on music for his original band, The Fall Of Troy. “I have stepped down as the guitarist for Chiodos to focus on TFOT’s new album and home life,” Erak tweeted. “I wish those guys the best with all!”

Luckily, Erak has been quick to note that Chiodos have already locked in a replacement guitarist for their forthcoming tour dates. “They got an awesome replacement and will rock!” Erak has said.

Devil marked the first Chiodos album to feature Erak, who officially joined the band in January 2013. Erak’s departure comes less than a year since Devil‘s release, and only a few months after Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard also decided to leave the band.

As Alt Press have noted, Chiodos replaced Frost and Goddard with former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and RX Bandits’ Joe Troy on bass.

View Chiodos’ 2015 Australian tour dates in full, below.

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Chiodos 2015 Australian Tour Dates

Early bird tickets on sale now via Taper Jean Music

General public tickets on sale Tuesday, 19th August at 9am

Thursday, 29th January 2015

The Hi-Fi, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 30th January 2015

The Factory Theatre, Sydney

Tickets: Factory Theatre

Saturday, 31st January 2015

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets: Corner Hotel | Oztix

Sunday, 1st February 2015

The Brisbane Hotel, Tasmania

Tickets: Oztix

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

Fowlers Live, Adelaide

Tickets: Oztix | Moshtix | Venuetix

Wednesday, 4th February 2015

Amplifier Bar, Perth

Tickets: Oztix

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