Lamb Of God Cancels Fort Wayne Concert After Replacement Vocalist Falls Ill

LAMB OF GOD was forced to cancel tonight’s (Thursday, April 21) performance at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The show, which is part of “The Metal Tour of the Year” with MEGADETH, TRIVIUM and IN FIREwill move forward with the other bands playing their sets as scheduled.

LAMB OF GODThe cancellation of the concert comes two days after the singer Randy Blythe missed the band’s concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The substitute at the concert was TRIVIUMit is Matt heavy and IN FIREAnders Fridenas well as Mark the hunter of CHIMARYwho supported LAMB OF GOD during an American tour in 2003.

Earlier today, LAMB OF GOD released the following statement: “Fort Wayne – we have done our best to put on a show tonight, but unfortunately it’s just not possible. Mark the hunter went above and beyond to have the show performed for us on Tuesday and unfortunately fell ill today (NOT Covid). We really appreciate his efforts, but it seems the universe has other plans for us. We are working hard to get the show to happen tomorrow and will let our fans in Green Bay know as soon as possible. MEGADETH, TRIVIUM and IN FIRE will play as scheduled tonight. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Hunter added in a separate statement: “To the thousands of people who relied on me to carry the torch, I sincerely apologize for not being able to deliver.

“Words cannot express my gratitude to LAMB OF GOD for bringing me into the family. Tuesday was one of the best nights of my life. It was amazing to share the stage with you and to feel the power of who you have become. Randy’s shoes are impossible to fill, but I’m glad I got to wear them one night.

“I wish the organizers, promoters, IN FIRE, TRIVIUM, LOG, MEGADETH, and everyone else involved in the Metal Tour Of The Year was crowned with success. Thank you for treating me with hospitality and kindness.

“To the fans, I owe you one and I love you all.”

LAMB OF GOD and MEGADETH kicked off the second leg “The Metal Tour of the Year” on April 9 in Las Vegas, Navada. Other upcoming shows include Green Bay, Wisconsin (April 22) and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (April 24).

LAMB OF GOD continues to tour in support of his latest self-titled album, released in June 2020 via Epic Records in the United States and Nuclear Explosion Records in Europe.

Fort Wayne – we’ve done our best to put on a show tonight, but unfortunately that’s just not possible. Mark Hunter…

Posted by Lamb of God on Thursday, April 21, 2022


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