NewsJune 10, 2022 12:21 PM ET6,268 views

As I Lay Dying recruit ex-Unearth drummer Nick Pierce for upcoming tour

AILD had little time to find a replacement for Jordan Mancino, who is sitting out this tour.

With As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino revealing yesterday that he will not perform with the group until they resolve "ongoing internal issues," the band has recruited former Unearth drummer Nick Pierce for their U.S. tour, which kicks off tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As I Lay Dying have issued the following statement:

"We are pleased to announce that Nick Pierce, formerly of Unearth, will be playing drums for AILD this tour.⁣

"We've toured with Nick many times over the years so we're stoked to have not only a long time friend out with us, but a phenomenal musician. The level of precision and power in Nick Pierce's playing has taken our songs to a whole new level.⁣"Nick had the task of learning 20 songs in a limited amount of time and he nearly played the entire set flawlessly at our first rehearsal. It's been inspiring to witness his dedication and strong work ethic to keep AILD performing at the standard our fans expect from us.⁣"

Early this month, Pierce announced his departure from Unearth.

Interestingly, five years ago Unearth tapped Jordan Mancino to fill in for Nick Pierce as the latter recovered from back surgery.

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