Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage’s Joel Stroetzel Missed Last Night’s Show Due To COVID-19, August Burns Red’s Guitarists Filled In


According to fans who attended the band’s latest show, Killswitch Engage have once again fallen victim to COVID-19. Their rhythm guitarist Joel Stroetzel is currently sitting out the band’s shows after testing positive. The group’s lead guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz confirmed the reason for his bandmate’s absence onstage last night (February 05th) while performing at the State Theatre in Portland, ME. August Burns Red‘s Dustin Davidson and JB Brubaker filled in for for Stroetzel, splitting parts of the set between them.

This is unfortunately not Killswitch Engage‘s first brush with COVID-19, as the group’s bassist Mike D’Antonio was forced to sit out last fall after testing positive. Despite being a man down, the tour is expected to continue as planned.

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Along with August Burns Red, the trek also finds Light The Torch, who are fronted by ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, opening the bill. Expectedly, it has become a nightly occurrence for Jones to join his former bandmates onstage for a closing set of songs together, with fan-filmed footage from the tour opener available here.

02/06 Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
02/10 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
02/11 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
02/12 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
02/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/15 Dallas, TX – SouthSide Ballroom
02/17 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
02/18 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
02/19 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
02/21 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
02/22 Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium
02/23 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
02/25 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/26 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
02/27 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
03/01 Boise, ID – Revolution
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
03/03 Denver, CO – Fillmore
03/05 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
03/07 Chicago, IL – Radius
03/08 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live
03/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
03/11 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
03/12 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

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