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Attila Frontman Chris Fronzak Leaves Tour For Birth of Child

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Attila are wrapping up their run supporting Falling in Reverse on the Supervillians tour which also boasts Metro Station and Assuming We Survive. With five dates left on the trek, frontman Chris Fronzak got an early start home, returning to his girlfriend who is pregnant with their baby boy. Fans who were expecting to see the animated frontman can take relief in the fact that Fronzak’s replacement was handpicked by the vocalist.

The singer took to his Instagram page to announce the news and posted a picture with Jay Panesso from New York-based djentcore outfit Sylar. Fronzak expresses his confidence in the Sylar frontman saying, “Jay is a badass like myself and is very experienced with this type of stuff, so I guarantee these shows are going to be equally as awesome!”

The entirety of Fronzak’s post can be read below.

I have an important announcement to make, and I'm sure you guys will be very understanding. As of today, I will be dropping off the last few dates of the #SuperVillainsTour so that I can be home for the birth of my new baby boy. Moments like these only happen once in a lifetime and I would hate to miss this. The good news is- My boy Jay from Sylar is going to be filling in for me so that ATTILA can complete the remainder of the tour! Jay is a badass like myself and is very experienced with this type of stuff, so I guarantee these shows are going to be equally as awesome! I am very thankful to have the best fans on earth and I know you guys will be very supportive of me during these circumstances. One thing I ask of you all is that if you are going to any of these upcoming shows- SING MY LYRICS AS LOUD AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN! Hell, jump on stage and grab the fucking microphone if you want, I don't even care. The boys are still going to kick ass and it's still going to be amazing! Everything will continue as planned and this will have no affect on any of our upcoming tours! The boys will still be at the merch table EVERY SINGLE night meeting all of you so come hang out and get all of your stuff signed. Once again, thank you all for being understanding during these circumstances. I'm super excited to be a double-dad and I had an insane amount of fun on the Super Villains Tour. I apologize that I won't be able to meet all of my homies (fans) during these last few shows but it won't change the fact that ATTILA is going to SLAY

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Attila’s first show with Jay Panesso will be tonight (Dec. 4) in Pittsburgh, Pa. and the tour will be stopping in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa before it ends. Fronzak’s stage presence will be hard to top with his profanity-laced banter, chest-puffing swagger and ever-present middle fingers, but it sounds like he found just the right man for the job.

The band seem to turn any crowd they face into a raging party with fans jumping around like the floor in front of the stage was a trampoline. With the energy from the crowd always at full tilt, these last five shows should still prove to be everything fans want and expect from Attila.

See the remaining dates on the Supervillains tour here.

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