‘Killswitch Engage’ Drummer ‘Justin Foley’ Forced To Sit Out Shows; ‘As I Lay Dying’s’ ‘Jordan Mancino’ To Step In


jordan_mancino-225x300Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage have released the following statement:

“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 [Picture]. 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.”

Said Justin: “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 Killswitch Engage 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.”

Added Jordan: “I’m stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in Killswitch Engage. 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 Killswitch Engage fans!”

Justin joined Killswitch Engage in 2003 and was promptly heard on the band’s 2004 release, “The End Of Heartache”, with the title track earning the band a Grammy nomination and the album becoming the band’s first gold record. Killswitch Engage has since toured the world, playing Ozzfest and Warped tours, to name a few.

In 2006, Justin‘s variety in his musical background, in particular with frame drums and marimba, was featured on the compilation “Drum Nation Volume 3”.

Since his early years, Justin has furthered his musical education at college, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Connecticut. He continued his classical training at the Hartt School of Music, earning a Master of Music in Percussion Performance.

Justin‘s strength lies in is his consistent rock drumming and precise sound. He plays a Yamaha Maple Absolute kit in with a 20″ Bass Drum and 12″ & 16″ Toms and Yamaha hardware.

Upcoming Shows:
Jul 27 Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan
Jul 29 Hollywood Awards Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Jul 31 SM Sky Dome, Manila, Philippines
Aug 03 Resurrection Festival, Viveiro, Spain
Aug 04 Hevy Fest, London, United Kingdom
Aug 07 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aug 09 Getaway Rock, Gavle, Sweden
Aug 10 Jurassic Rock Festival, Mikkeli, Finland
Aug 12 Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 13 Der HIRSCH, Nuremberg, Germany
Aug 14 Aerodrome, Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 16 Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 17 ELB Riot , Hamburg, Germany
Aug 18 X RockFest, Herford, Germany
Oct 19 Monsters of Rock, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Oct 22 Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada
Oct 23 Pavillion De La Jeunesse, Quebec City, Canada
Oct 24 Metropolis, Montreal, Canada
Oct 25 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
Oct 26 Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
Oct 28 The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Oct 29 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
Oct 30 Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov 01 The Midland by AMC, Kansas City, MO
Nov 02 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX
Nov 03 Socorrow Entertainment Center, Socorro, TX
Nov 05 Fillmore, Denver, CO
Nov 07 The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Nov 08 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 09 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Nov 11 ShoWare Center, Kent, WA
Nov 12 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Nov 14 Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada
Nov 15 Big Four, Calgary, Canada
Nov 16 Saskatoon Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, Canada
Nov 18 Myth Live, St Paul, MN
Nov 19 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Nov 20 The Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 22 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Nov 23 House Of Blues, Boston, MA
Nov 24 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 25 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 26 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

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