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Lamb Of God Speak On John Campbell’s Absence, Randy Blythe To Return Tonight


Lamb Of God have announced that their bassist John Campbell has temporarily headed home from the band’s ongoing tour with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames to attend to a “family matter.” He is expected to rejoin the outfit in the next several days. As seen during the band’s show this past Friday (April 22nd) in Ashwaubenon, WI, the group have once again recruited their fill-in of choice, Vio-lence‘s Phil Demmel, to take his place for the time being.

Additionally Lamb Of God have confirmed that they will be rejoined by their vocalist Randy Blythe at tonight’s (April 24th) show in Sioux Falls, SD. Blythe was absent from the band’s past few performances after testing positive for COVID-19 last weekend, forcing them to enlist several guest singers. You can see some highlights from that here and here.

In a statement issued yesterday, Lamb Of God commented:

“Thank you to our brother Joe Badolato for helping make Green Bay a special night.

Sioux Falls – Randy will be in Sioux Falls and return to the stage tomorrow night!
Additionally, John Campbell had to take care a family matter back home and will be away for a few days. We had time to plan for this so Phil Demmel has graciously joined us and will fill in on bass. We support each other as family and look forward to John’s quick return”

Dates for the band’s ongoing run via ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year‘ with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames include:

04/24 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
04/26 Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
04/27 Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
04/29 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
04/30 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center (no Trivium)
05/03 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
05/04 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
05/06 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/07 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
05/10 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
05/12 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
05/13 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/15 Allentown, PA – PPL Center
05/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/18 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
05/19 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

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