Lamb of God Bassist John Campbell Forced to Sit Out on North American Tour Due to Family Emergency

Lamb of God Bassist John Campbell Forced to Sit Out on North American Tour Due to Family Emergency
As Canadian fans may have noticed, Lamb of God's John Campbell hasn't been onstage with the rest of the group this week, having been forced to pull out of their current North American tour with Killswitch Engage and Testament over a family emergency. Luckily for fans, the rest of the band are completing the trek in his absence.

Frontman Randy Blythe explained the circumstances earlier this week over Instagram [via Metal Injection], noting the undisclosed emergency had the band cancelling their show in Kent, WA.

"One of our band members had to go home to handle some family business — his family needs him, he goes home, no questions asked," he wrote. "We as a band ALWAYS put family first — it comes before the band, before ANYTHING. So we apologize to our WA fans, & hope to see you sooner rather than later, but when our family really needs us, we drop everything & go take care of business. That's how it should be."

Filling in on bass for the rest of the tour is Matt DeVries, who had played with Chimaira and currently plays in Fear Factory. The band just rolled through Vancouver and Edmonton and will play Calgary and Saskatoon by the end of the week. You'll find the show specifics here.

Lamb of God's reissue of As the Palaces Burn hit stores this week.