Black Tusk Issue Statement, European Tour With BLS A Go

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After a trying year and the loss of their brother and bandmate Jonathan Athon, Black Tusk will be honoring Athon’s wishes and going on tour in Europe with Black Label Society. Black Tusk 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 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.

The band has set up a Memorial Fund for Athon, his girlfriend and his family. Donations can be made at

The band recently completed their fifth full-length record with producer Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, Oregon, this past September.

Black Tusk European 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 01 Aarhus, DK Train
Mar 03 Oslo, NO Rockefeller Music Hall
Mar 05 Stockholm, SE Close Up Baten (Crusie)
Mar 06 Helsinki, FI Nosturl
Mar 08 Tallinn, EE Rock Cafe
Mar 09 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

Rock Hard \m/

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