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Black Tusk Carrying On After Bassist’s Death

Black Tusk have confirmed they will continue as a band following the tragic passing of their bassist Jonathan Athon.

Corey Barhorst (Kylesa) has been hired to replace him on their upcoming tour of Europe with Black Label Society.

In a statement the band said: “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 [email protected]

Here are the dates for their tour:

Feb 11: Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC
Feb 12: Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
Feb 13: London, UK @ Roundhouse
Feb 14: Bristol, UK @ Bristol 02 Academy
Feb 15: Leeds, UK @ Leeds 02 Academy
Feb 17: Norwich, UK @ Norwich UEA
Feb 18: Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Feb 19: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
Feb 21: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Feb 22: Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Feb 24: Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
Feb 25: Dortmund, DE @ FZW Freizeitzentrum West
Feb 26: Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
Feb 27: Strasbourg, FR @ La Laitere
Mar 1: Aarhus, DK @ Train
Mar 3: Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller Music Hall
Mar 5: Stockholm, SE @ Close Up Baten (Crusie)
Mar 6: Helsinki, FI @ Nosturl
Mar 8: Tallinn, EE @ Rock Cafe
Mar 9: Vilnius, LT @ Forum Palace
Mar 11: Gdansk, PL @ B90
Mar 12: Krakow, PL @ Studio
Mar 14: Pratteln, CH @ Z7
Mar 15: Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks

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