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Hellhammer To Sit Out Mayhem’s North American Tour Due To Shoulder Infection


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Mayhem have revealed that their drummer Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg) will be sitting out the band’s immediate North american touring due to an infection. Tony Laureano (Dimmu Borgir, Nile, etc.) has been tapped to fill in for him on the ‘Decibel Magazine Tour‘ with Abbath, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands. Mayhem said in an official statement:

Hellhammer unable to perform on upcoming Decibel Mag Tour.

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Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, he will unfortunately not be able to perform on the upcoming North America tour. He has been working with a physiotherapist for the last couple of months in the hopes that he would be fully healed before the tour, but has ultimately been ordered to rest for some more weeks.

Filling in for Hellhammer will be Tony Laureano, who has a prestigious track record as a session and drummer for a number of other bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Nile, Angelcorpse, Malevolent Creation, God Dethroned, Acheron, Belphegor, 1349, Brujeria, etc.

Hellhammer comments :
“See y´all next time!””

The dates for that tour include:

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre (tickets)
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (tickets)
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom (tickets)
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market (tickets)
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial (tickets)
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom (tickets)
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (tickets)
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP (tickets)
03/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater (tickets)
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom (tickets)
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (tickets)
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage (tickets)
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live (tickets)
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (tickets)
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz (tickets)
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (tickets)
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground (tickets)
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall (tickets)
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise (tickets)
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater (tickets)
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (tickets)
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls (tickets)
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro

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