DragonForce Drummer Gee Anzalone Hospitalized, Fill-In For U.S. Tour Revealed


DragonForce drummer Gee Anzalone has been hospitalized for Myocarditis (an inflammation of the heart muscle) and has thus been forced to sit out the band’s U.S. touring plans. Aquiles Priester (Angra, Tony MacAlpine) will be taking his place for the interim while he recovers. The band commented:

DragonForce are sad to announce that drummer Gee Anzalone will not be performing on the upcoming US tour. Gee has been hospitalised for Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. Virtuoso drummer Aquiles Priester (Angra, Tony MacAlpine) will perform on the upcoming Dragonforce US Tour while Gee recovers.

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Guitarist Herman Li said, “We will miss our brother Gee on the upcoming US tour, but health is most important. We wish Gee a speedy recovery and we know he will be back on tour with us soon. We want to thank our friend Aquiles for stepping up and helping us out on short notice.”

Here’s where you can catch the band on the road:

With Unleash The Archers & Visions Of Atlantis:

03/05 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red (tickets)
03/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (tickets)
03/08 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom (tickets)
03/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (tickets)
03/11 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater (tickets)
03/13 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line (no Visions Of Atlantis) (tickets)
03/14 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag (no Visions Of Atlantis)
03/15 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues (tickets)
03/17 Cleveland, OH – The Agora (tickets)
03/18 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (tickets)
03/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre (tickets)
03/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (tickets)
03/21 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw (tickets)

With Hammerfall:

03/24 Odense, DEN – Posten
03/25 Aarhus, DEN – Train
03/26 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/27 Partille, SWE – Partille Arena
03/28 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet


05/16 Manila, PHL – Pulp Summer Slam
06/26-27 Dischingen, GER – Rock am Hartsfeldsee
07/02-04 Barcelona, SPA – Rock Fest
07/16-18 Balingen, GER – Bang Your Head may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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