Killswitch Engage Drummer Justin Foley Injured in Bike Accident
Killswitch Engage are undergoing a little bit of a lineup change ahead of their overseas trek, brought on by the fact that drummer Justin Foley injured himself in a bicycle accident.
Foley reportedly broke his collarbone and will be unable to join his bandmates on the road as they travel to Asia and Europe to complete the remainder of their summer touring. However, the band moved quickly to find a replacement, calling upon As I Lay Dying skinbeater Jordan Mancino to pound away behind the kit during the trek.
In a lengthy statement on the matter, the band explained:
We have some not so good news to announce. Our drummer Justin Foley recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone. So he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily we were able to find a replacement drummer on short notice, so we will not be canceling any dates. The replacement drummer will be our longtime friend Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying. Barring any unforeseen issues, Justin should be back on track in time for our upcoming North American tour with Lamb of God, which starts in late October.
Justin had the following to say: "I've never missed a show, and I'm devastated that I have to miss this tour. I'd like to apologize to the fans and everyone involved with KsE for the inconvenience I've caused. I will do everything in my power to heal and return at full strength and as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I'm positive that Jordan will kill it and the band won't miss a beat without me. I'm honored to have such a monster player fill in. See you all very soon."
Jordan had the following to add: "I'm stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in KsE. A few years back, Justin filled in for me on tour while I was dealing with the passing of my father. I'm now able to return the favor with a hope that Justin will heal from his injury quickly and effectively so he can get back out here and shred as he always does for the KsE fans!"
Killswitch would like to thank our Asia and Europe fans in advance for understanding. As always, thank you so much for the support.
The current trek is expected to run through mid-August with an appearance at Germany's X RockFest on Aug. 18 currently being the final date of the tour. Killswitch Engage will play the Monsters of Rock festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct. 19 before beginning their fall North American trek with Lamb of God.