Kevin Boutot Of The Acacia Strain

Drummer Kevin Boutot Has Exited The Acacia Strain


The Acacia Strain drummer Kevin Boutot has announced his decision to step down from the band. A post shared on social media today, July 16th, by the musician regarding that reads as follows:

“I didn’t go into this last tour with the intention of it being my last one, but it indeed was. I played what will possibly be my last show with @theacaciastrain last night in Kitchener, Ontario. I couldn’t have asked for a better send off, that show was WILD!

I don’t think I can put how grateful I am for the life I lived touring the world the last 20 years into words. It’s just not possible. All I can say is thank you. THANK YOU. To my band mates, current and past, I love you all. The fans, I’ll never forget all of you.

To anyone that booked us and worked behind the scenes to make it all happen, thank you. I will say that this is not the end of me, I’ll still be playing as much as I can, doing various projects and just MAYBE an occasional show with TAS here and there.

Until then, I’ll be home focusing on what’s most important in life. My family. Once again, thank you everyone. I’ll cherish the memories I made touring as long as I live. ❤️”

Thus far there’s been no word on a potential replacement for him in the outfit. The group do have a busy slate of touring lined up for themselves though, so one would presume the gears are already turning in that department.

With Lamb Of God:

08/10 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont
08/14 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
08/18 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater (feat. Ice Nine Kills)
08/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion (feat. Frozen Soul)
08/25 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort (feat. Suicide Silence)
08/27 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium (feat. Suicide Silence)
08/30 Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater (feat. Ice Nine Kills)

With Escuela Grind & No Cure:

08/11 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s (feat. Pain Of Truth)

With Escuela Grind, Mugshot & No Cure:

08/13 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
08/15 Springfield, MO – The Riff
08/16 Memphis, TN – Growlers
08/17 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
08/19 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

With Mugshot & No Cure:

08/23 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

With Momentum, Mugshot & No Cure:

08/26 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
08/28 Bakersfield, CA – 1933
08/29 Yuma, AZ – at Red Moon Ale House

With Judiciary, Mugshot & No Cure:

09/01 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
09/02 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe

With Foreign Hands, Mugshot & No Cure:

09/09 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
09/10 Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club

With Lorna Shore & I AM:

09/03 Wichita, KS – TempleLive
09/05 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
09/06 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
09/07 Greenville, SC – The Foundry at Judson Mill

With Dying Wish and Volatile Ways:

09/21 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo
09/22 Newcastle, AUS – Hamilton Station Hotel
09/23 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar
09/24 Penrith, AUS – Tattersalls Hotel
09/26 Canberra, AUS – UC Hub
09/27 Melbourne, AUS – Stay Gold
09/28 Geelong, AUS – Barwon Club Hotel
09/29 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
09/30 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar (no Volatile Ways)

With Dying Fetus, Despised Icon, Creeping Death and Tactosa:

10/17 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
10/19 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
10/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/21 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
10/22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/24 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
10/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/30 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/31 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
11/01 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/02 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
11/03 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11/04 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/05 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/10 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
11/11 Minneapolis, MN – The Lyric at Skyway
11/12 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
11/14 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/15 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
11/17 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11/18 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

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