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Quicksand Recruit Candiria Guitarist John LaMacchia For Upcoming Touring


Candiria guitarist (and solo musician) John LaMacchia will be sitting in with NYC post-hardcore legends Quicksand on tour this fall. That group’s current touring guitarist Stephen Brodsky will be temporarily stepping down from his post for a number of shows to head overseas with his primary band Cave In.

As such, LaMacchia will be sitting in from October 06th through to October 23rd. Speaking of the opportunity, he offered:

“I am truly delighted to announce that I will be playing guitar for Quicksand for a bunch of tour dates they have coming up starting next week on October the 6th. In Las Vegas, NV.

I have been a fan of Quicksand since their first full length album ‘Slip’ came out in 1993. With this album the band completely changed the game in the underground music scene and have continued to inspire generations of bands to follow including my own.

Their latest album ‘Distant Populations’ was my favorite album that came out in 2021. The songs, the performances, the lyrical content and the production are some of the very best that Quicksand has had to offer since the bands inception. I absolutely love it and I can’t wait to get on the road to support it for this run of dates.

At this time the band is on the road with a great tour package led by the kings of stoner rock, Clutch along with alternative metal legends, Helmet and opening the tour is JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers).

Slinging guitar for Quicksand up until October 5th is Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, Old Man Gloom and Mutoid Man. Steve has been a friend for many many years and he is a great guitar player and performer so I have some pretty big shoes to fill. I’ll be finishing up the Clutch tour and then also doing all of the remaining headlining dates the band has scheduled with another incredible band, Shiner! This is going to be epic.”

With Clutch, Helmet and JD Pinkus:

09/27 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
09/29 Houston TX – Warehouse Live
09/30 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/04 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
10/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
10/06 Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford (no Clutch/Helmet)
10/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
10/10 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/13 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/14 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/15 West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10/16 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall


10/18 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar (feat. Shiner)
10/19 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works (feat. Shiner)
10/22 Garwood, NJ – Crossroads (feat. Shiner)
10/23 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall (feat. Shiner)

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