Richmond’s Lamb of God wraps up their European tour with Vio-lence guitarist Phil Demmel replacing Lamb of God’s regular riff slinger Willie Adler. Thanks to new fan-shot footage of attendees at Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania, you can now watch footage from the first show of Lamb of God’s tour with Demmel below.
In March, Demmel gave an interview and said he would be missing some Vio-lence dates this year, prompting speculation that he would be joining another band.
“There’s stuff about violence coming up that I won’t be able to be a part of because of the choices I make in my own career.
“Violence was a secondary activity that we did. It was understood that I was doing other stuff and that would happen. They weren’t looking to do full-fledged tours, so trying to plan things out gets difficult. So there will be things that I won’t do with Vio-lence, which is kind of heartbreaking in the sense that… I’m the only member of Vio-lence who hasn’t missed a gig. So, yes, there is a Vio-lence club and there have been a lot of former members. But I never left the band. I carried this torch the whole time and hadn’t missed a show.
It won’t be Lamb of God, though. Adler put that speculation to rest, saying:
“Hey everyone. I’m thrilled with the love we have for the two new Lamb songs we’ve released so far. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the full omens album. We are all super proud of it. Unfortunately I couldn’t make the trip to Europe for the upcoming shows this month, I have things I need to be home for and I appreciate the band supporting my decision.
“I will be 100% back on stage for the omens tour in September and October. See you all there!”
Former Lizzy Borden guitarist Ira Black will replace Vio-lence on all dates Demmel misses.
Lamb of God is on tour until October, dates below.
European Tour 2022
8/05 RO Rasnov Rockstadt Extreme Fest
8/07 BE Lokeren Lokerse Festival
8/09 SK Ljubljana Cvetlicarna
8/10 HU Budapest Piste Barba Negra
8/12 FI Turku Knotfest
8/14 United Kingdom Walton-on-Trent Bloodstock Open Air
8/18 DE Nuremberg Z-Bau
8/19 DE Köln Live Music Hall
8/20 DE Sulingen Reload Festival
8/21 NL Eindhoven Dynamo Metalfest
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Suicide Silence
September 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island
September 10 – Camden, NJ – Liberty Mortgage Pavilion
September 11 – Alton, Virginia – Blue Ridge Music Festival
September 13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
September 14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
September 16 – Atlanta, Georgia – Coca Cola Roxy
September 17 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Daily’s Place
September 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
September 21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
September 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival * No KSE, No Suicidal Silence
September 24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
September 25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill
September 26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, motionless in white, worthy of an autopsy
October 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir
October 02 – Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater
October 04 – Fresno, CA – Showroom at Selland Arena
October 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival *Not worthy of an autopsy
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox, Fit For An Autopsy
October 09 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center
October 10 – Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center
October 11 – Portland, OR – Cloud Theater
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, Animals as Leaders, Autopsy Worthy
October 13 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
October 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
October 15 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Isleta Amphitheater
October 16 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
October 18 – San Antonio, Texas – Freeman Coliseum
October 19 – Houston, Texas – 713 Music Hall
October 20 – Irving, TX – The Toyota Music Factory Pavilion