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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Would “Love” To Return To The Czech Republic, Band Stream Chicago, IL Live Show


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Some eight years removed from being arrested and tried for manslaughter in the Czech Republic, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe is now open to returning to the country to perform. Back in 2012 Blythe was arrested in the country in connection to the death of a stage diving fan he was found to have had an onstage interaction with, pushing them off the stage.

Said fan later died from the head injuries they sustained amid the apparently botched stage dive. Blythe was eventually acquitted, with a later appeal finding the verdict being upheld.

In 2015, Blythe vowed the band would “never play there again” out of respect for the victim’s family. Speaking in a new Reddit AMA conducted earlier this week, Blythe stated that he would now be open to returning to the Czech Republic, should the family of the victim being OK with it:

“I would love to play in the Czech Republic again — I have nothing against the Czech people, and I was not mistreated there. Eventually I think we might play there again, but it will 100 percent have to be with the cooperation of the family of the young man who died, and I would want to give the money from the show to a charity they choose.

If we played there, it would be a huge news story, and I do not wish to cause the young man’s family anymore pain — they did no wrong, and were not cruel to me at all; in fact they showed me great kindness. But they have suffered enough, so it is out of respect to them we have not returned. I hope the Czech fans understand.”

In other news, the full stream of the February 14th, 2020 show the band played at the House Of Blues in Chicago, IL has now officially been uploaded for the public to view below. Audio of the set has since been mixed by the band’s frequent producer Josh Wilbur. Lamb Of God‘s new self-titled studio album arrived in stores earlier this month.

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