NewsMay 27, 2024 8:10 AM ET2,593 views

Frank Iero abruptly leaves L.S. Dunes' European tour to attend to family matters

Frank Iero

Mark Beemer

L.S. Dunes guitarist Frank Iero (also of My Chemical Romance) has regrettably announced his immediate departure from L.S. Dunes' ongoing European tour. 

The decision, according to a statement left on the band's social media, stems from a grave and unforeseen health issue within his family, which requires his attention back home.

To fulfill his duties during the time away, Iero has enlisted the talents of Steven Battelle to step in and take over for the remaining dates of L.S. Dunes' current tour in the UK/Europe which runs through early June.

Iero's statement explains:

It is with a heavy heart that i have to leave the L.S. Dunes tour today. there has been an unexpected and serious health issue within my family and i need to go home to attend to it. 

please extend all courtesy's to my good friend and one of the most talented guitar players i know, Steven Battelle, for picking up the slack and taking over my duties on the rest of these dates.

Steven is the first person that came to mind when i found out i would have to go home and in zero amount of time he will learn all the songs and save my ass. i am forever indebted to him for shifting things around and making this work, and also to my incredible bandmates for being so understanding and supportive and for continuing on. y'all are heroes.

i wish i could be there for all the dates, as i never want to ever miss a gig, but when Dunes first started we all agreed the band as a whole is more important than any one member and whenever possible we would continue on and make it work even if someone couldn't be there in person. until we meet again, KTF 



L.S. Dunes' current and upcoming tour dates:

05/28 London, UK @ New Cross Inn
05/29 London, UK @ New Cross Inn
05/30 Antwerpen, BE @ Trix
06/01 Linz, AT @ SBÄM Fest 2024
06/03 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
06/04 Zürich, CH @ Dynamo
06/05 Milano, IT @ Santeria Toscana 31
06/07 Nürnberg, DE @ Rock Im Park 2024
06/08 Nürburg, DE @ Rock Am Ring 2024

L.S. Dunes dates later this year:

09/28 Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life 2024
10/05 Princeton, AL @ Furnace Fest 2024
10/11 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock 2024
10/19 Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young 2024
10/20 Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young 2024

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