May 162013
 

AILD 2012With just a matter of days to go until As I Lay Dying were meant to hit the highways of North America for a tour with Killswitch Engage, the band have announced that they will no longer be performing as scheduled. With their vocalist facing a lengthy prison sentence, the rest of the band have decided to lay low, rather than push on with a replacement.

Said his bandmates in a statement:

To our fans,

In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will unfortunately not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage. Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We’d like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time.

-Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh

The future of their permanent vocalist Tim Lambesis, and the future of the band itself depend on a judges verdict Monday, 10th June. If found guilty of hiring a hitman to murder his estranged wife, Lambesis could face 9 years behind bars.

Lambesis’ lawyer Anthony Salerno will be arguing that his client was “sort of set up”, revealing that his estranged wife’s brother was a San Diego sheriff’s deputy, which is “at the bare minimum very coincidental, and it may be more than that”

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Killswitch Engage commented: “Since As i Lay Dying has announced they will not be able to join us on this tour…we would like to welcome Darkest Hour, and The Word Alive on the Disarm the Descent 2013 US TOUR. Please welcome both bands with open arms, ROCK!”

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“Disarm The Decent” 2013 tour dates:
May 30 – Oklahoma City – Diamond Ballroom
May 31 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
June 01 – Houston, TX – | House of Blues
June 03 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
June 04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 06 – Richmond, VA – The National
June 07 – Syracuse, NY – F Shed at The Market
June 08 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
June 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
June 11 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
June 12 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
June 14 – Montebello, QC – Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theater
June 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
June 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 18 – Sauget, IL – Pops
June 20 – Denver, CO – Summit
June 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
June 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
June 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
June 25 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Grand
June 27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
June 28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
June 29 – Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium
July 01 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
July 02 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
July 03 – Wichita, KS – Cottilion
July 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave
July 06 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
July 07 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
July 08 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes

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Aug 07 Dynamo Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aug 09 Getaway Rock Gavle, Sweden
Aug 12 Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 13 Der HIRSCH Nuremberg, Germany
Aug 14 Aerodrome Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 17 ELB Riot Hamburg, Germany
Aug 18 X RockFest Herford, Germany

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