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Blask Tusk to carry on in wake of bassist's death

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:40 AM PT

Black Tusk has confirmed plans to carry on in the wake of bassist Jonathan Athon's recent death. The band has recruited Corey Barhorst (ex-Kylesa) to take Athon's spot for the time being and will tour Europe in February with Black Label Society (dates below). The group has issued the following statement:

"It's been an incredibly trying time for us over the past month and we want to thank everyone for their support. We had confirmed the European tour with Black Label Society and finished the new album before Athon's accident and Athon, specifically, had been very excited about the opportunity to tour with BLS and we feel there's no way he'd want things to end on this note. Corey Barhorst, formerly of Kylesa and currently of Niche, will be stepping in for Athon for the time being. All of us go back over 10 years and Corey seemed the natural choice to carry on for Athon. If you'd like to donate to the Athon Memorial Fund, you can do that via Paypal at AthonFund@gmail.com."

European tour with Black Label Society, Crobot:

02/11 Glasgow, UK 02 ABC
02/12 Birmingham, UK The Institute
02/13 London, UK Roundhouse
02/14 Bristol, UK Bristol 02 Academy
02/15 Leeds, UK Leeds 02 Academy
02/17 Norwich, UK Norwich UEA
02/18 Nottingham, UK Rock City
02/19 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
02/21 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
02/22 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
02/24 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
02/25 Dortmund, DE FZW Freizeitzentrum West
02/26 Paris, FR Le Bataclan
02/27 Strasbourg, FR La Laitere
03/01 Aarhus, DK Train
03/03 Oslo, NO Rockefeller Music Hall
03/05 Stockholm, SE Close Up Baten (Crusie)
03/06 Helsinki, FI Nosturl
03/08 Tallinn, EE Rock Cafe
03/09 Vilnius, LT Forum Palace
03/11 Gdansk, PL B90
03/12 Krakow, PL Studio
03/14 Pratteln, CH Z7
03/15 Lausanne, CH Les Docks


12/10/2014 6:36:22 PM
Blask Blask Blask Blask Blask

12/10/2014 7:26:20 PM
So glad. Cant wait to see everyone.

12/11/2014 12:38:02 AM
Good. Glad the album is finished.