Killswitch Engage Further Comments on Howard Jones Leaving Tour; Phil Labonte to Fill In Remaining Tour Dates

by | Feb 17, 2010

Killswitch Engage has released another statement in regards to vocalist Howard Jones unexpectedly leaving the band’s current headlining tour last week. The band commented:

“It became overwhelmingly obvious to all of us around Howard that he is in no condition to be on tour right now and that he needed to get off the road and get himself better. It’s a personal matter and while we understand everyone’s curiosity and concern for Howard and the band, we appreciate everyone respecting Howard’s privacy at this time.”

Phil Labonte of All That Remains will be filling in for the remainder of the tour, which runs through March.

“We seriously considered cancelling the tour since we don’t want to give fans that paid good money anything less than KsE at full-strength. But after trying a few shows with Phil, and after feeling the love and support that we were getting from the crowd, it became increasingly apparent to us that the shows came across as fun and unique, and the fans seemed to be enjoying it.  We quickly realized that we had to keep going and that we couldn’t possibly stop.”

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