TestamentStephanie Cabral

Dave Lombardo Announces He Will Be Sitting Out Testament’s 2023 Touring


Dave Lombardo has announced that he will be vacating his recent role behind the drum kit in legendary Bay Area thrashers Testament. In a statement shared today, April 13th, by Lombardo himself, he offered:

“We knew 2022 was going to be relatively easy, as far as schedules go, between myself and Testament. Unfortunately, 2023 has not been so easy. After months of trying to work out specific tour dates, our schedules are just conflicting too much to make sense this year. Therefore I will not be joining Testament for their 2023 tour dates.

We are all thrilled that we were able to share the stage last year, it’s some thing we wanted to do for a very long time. I had an amazing experience with the band and am wishing them all the best moving forward.

To the Testament fans, thank you for welcoming me, making every show a killer experience, and for your understanding as we all move forward.


Lombardo himself will be dropping his debut solo album “Rites Of Percussion” on May 05th. He just recently shared a video for the song “Inner Sanctum” from it, which you can check out here.

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