Kvelertak taps drummer Jay Weinberg for tourMonday, May 6, 2013 7:50 AM PT / 5,083 views
Norwegian band Kvelertak has announced that drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød has been forced to return to Norway to seek treatment for arm issues, forcing the group to quickly line up a replacement. One-time drummer for Against Me! and Madball, and son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg has stepped in and will Kvelertak's tour to continue as planned. The band had the following to say:
"Our drummer Kjetil has been having trouble with his arm and was unfortunately unable to continue our ongoing North America tour. He left home for Norway yesterday to get treatment so that he doesn't permanently damage his hand, which would suck so much balls. "But, we were lucky to get an awesome replacement in Jay Weinberg (Against Me, Madball, E-street Band) who learned all the songs and played an amazing set yesterday in Seattle. Kjetil is a hard drummer to replace, but Jay might just be the best replacement imaginable. Thanks Jay!! "So, the tour will continue as planned, and tonight is our first show ever in Canada! Vancouver, Rickshaw Theatre to be specific. Come down and rage!!"
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