Killswitch Engage Drummer Breaks Collarbone; As I Lay Dying Stickman Fills in on Tour
Unfortunate news has come out of the Killswitch Engage camp regarding the band's upcoming tour with Lamb of God. Killswitch drummer Justin Foley was involved in a bicycle accident which resulted in a broken collarbone. With Foley unable to perform due to the injury, As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino has been recruited to man the kit for Killswitch Engage's upcoming Asia / Europe tour.
As I Lay Dying were actually meant to tour with Killswitch Engage earlier this year, but the shocking murder-for-hire arrest of vocalist Tim Lambesis forced the band to drop out of the tour. With the band currently finding themselves in a state of uncertainty, AILD drummer Jordan Mancino's schedule is open and he is available to fill Justin Foley's throne.
Killswitch Engage broke the unfortunate news of Foley's injury earlier today (July 25) with a post on the band's Facebook page:
We have some not so good news to announce. Our drummer Justin Foley recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone. So he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily we were able to find a replacement drummer on short notice, so we will not be canceling any dates. The replacement drummer will be our longtime friend Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying. Barring any unforeseen issues, Justin should be back on track in time for our upcoming North American tour with Lamb of God, which starts in late October.
Justin had the following to say: "I've never missed a show, and I'm devastated that I have to miss this tour. I'd like to apologize to the fans and everyone involved with KsE for the inconvenience I've caused. I will do everything in my power to heal and return at full strength and as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I'm positive that Jordan will kill it and the band won't miss a beat without me. I'm honored to have such a monster player fill in. See you all very soon."
Jordan had the following to add: "I'm stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in KsE. A few years back, Justin filled in for me on tour while I was dealing with the passing of my father. I'm now able to return the favor with a hope that Justin will heal from his injury quickly and effectively so he can get back out here and shred as he always does for the KsE fans!"
Killswitch would like to thank our Asia and Europe fans in advance for understanding. As always, thank you so much for the support.
As stated, Foley should be back in time for Killswitch Engage's 2013 North American tour with Lamb of God, Testament and Huntress. That trek begins on Oct. 22 in Toronto and finish up on Nov. 26 in Silver Spring, Md.