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Ahren Stringer To Miss Immediate The Amity Affliction Shows To Deal With Mental Health & Addiction Issues


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Australian metalcore outfit The Amity Affliction will be undertaking the remainder of their ongoing North American tour without their co-vocalist Ahren Stringer. The band are currently out celebrating the 10th anniversary of their fourth album “Let The Ocean Take Me” on a bill that also features Currents, Dying Wish and Mugshot.

Stringer has opted to sit out the rest of the trek to attend to his mental health and addiction issues, with True North‘s Tim Beken to fill-in for him. A statement issued on behalf of The Amity Affliction reads:

“In what is the most heartbreaking news, we have to tell you that Ahren won’t be joining us on the remainder of our North American tour dates. Tim Beken, who many of you will know from True North, will join us for all upcoming shows until Ahren returns.

This decision is in the best interest of Ahren‘s mental health and well-being. He is returning to Australia to address his struggle with addiction and get the support he needs.

This tour has been our best US tour ever, and we look forward to seeing you on the road. Please feel free to bring signs of support for Ahren that we can send to him at home, now more than ever he needs as much support as we can possibly give him.

Thank you for understanding and please respect Ahren‘s privacy as well as ours, this is a heartbreaking matter that we will be working through internally as we look forward to his recovery and return.”

Mental health has been a priority for the band over the years, with past tours having been postponed or completed with fill-in’s due to struggles several members of the band have faced.

05/24 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05/25 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount
05/26 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
05/27 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
05/29 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/31 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
06/02 Fort Worth, TX – Panther Island Pavilion (‘So What?! Music Festival‘)
06/03 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground
06/05 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
06/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo

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