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Hinder Singer Austin Winkler Leaves Tour, Band to Continue With Fill-In Vocalists

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Hinder singer Austin Winker is leaving the band’s current tour to address personal matters, but rather than cancel the trek, the band has elected to continue on with fill-in vocalists. The move demonstrates the band’s incredibly rock solid commitment to its fans.

Below is the band’s update to fans, assuring them that Winkler will weather whatever storm is happening in his life. So don’t stress too much, Hinder faithful.

We want to let you know Austin has decided to temporarily leave the tour for personal reasons. Our thoughts and prayers are with him in this time and we know that he will be just fine. HOWEVER, the band has decided, instead of canceling shows and leaving our die-hard fans hanging, we’re going to keep the good times rolling on the road this summer. We have some guests filling in to help us out and promise you won’t be disappointed! For those of you that have your tickets already, get ready for a great time! For those of you that don’t, you won’t want to miss out!

Thanks again to our amazing fans for all your support. We can’t wait to see you this summer…get ready for the party!

– Cody, Blower, Mark & Mike

Winkler will be replaced on separate shows by both Jared Weeks of Saving Abel and by Marshal Dutton from Drankmore. Dutton produced the band’s latest, ‘Welcome to the Freakshow,’ alongside Hinder drummer Cody Hanson.

It appears that Weeks will shoulder the bulk of the performances. Hinder fans can consider this a once-in-a-lifetime experience, since it’s not every day Jared Weeks fills in and lends a … voice.

Below are the dates and the singers.

Hinder Summer 2013 North American Tour

7/11 — West Fargo, N.D. — Red River Valley Fair (Jared Weeks)
7/12 — Morton, Minn. — Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel (Jared Weeks)
7/13 — Aberdeen, S.D. — Rockfest (Jared Weeks)
7/16 — Turlock, Calif. — Stanislaus County Fair (Jared Weeks)
7/18 — Waukesha, Wis. — Waukesha County Fair (Jared Weeks)
7/19 — Fond Du Lac, Wis. — Fond Du Lac County Fair (Jared Weeks)
7/20 — Port Huron, Mich. — Blue Water Festival (Jared Weeks)
8/10 — Troy, Ohio — Miami County Fair (Marshal Dutton)
8/11 — Covington, Ky. — Madison Theater (Jared Weeks)
8/13 — Bloomington, Ill. — The Castle Theater (Jared Weeks)
8/14 — TBA
8/15 — Wichita, Kan. — The Cotillion (Jared Weeks)
8/17 — Sedalia, Mo. — Missouri State Fair (Jared Weeks)
8/18 — Fayetteville, Ark. — Arkansas Music Pavillion (Jared Weeks)
8/24 — Grand Junction, Colo. — Rock Jam (Marshal Dutton)
8/26 — Syracuse, N.Y. — New York State Fair (Jared Weeks)

Next: See What Other Rock + Metal Bands Are Touring This Summer

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