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Killswitch Engage Cancels Tonight's Tour Date In Tuscon

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Killswitch Engage, who recently announced they would continue their tour with fill-in vocalist Phil Labonte from All That Remains, has issued the following update about canceling tonight's show in Tuscon:

"Killswitch Engage will have no choice but to cancel their upcoming performance in Tucson, Arizona on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Fill in vocalist Phil Labonte of All That Remains will absolutely need this day to rest and recover his voice from what has been a very grueling three week touring schedule in which he has been asked to perform a wealth of new material. With another three weeks of touring still to go, the band realizes that it’s crucial for Phil to get this much needed day off so that he can be at full capacity the rest of the way.

"Labonte is pinch-hitting, so to speak, for KsE’s Howard Jones, who had to leave the tour to attend to personal matters. The band wants to thank their fans in Tucson for their understanding in this matter and wants to assure them that they will make every effort to get back into Tucson as soon as possible."

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1. tokenchoke420 writes:

Personal matters? Thought it was back problems... something fishy here.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

i smell a twist!!

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KREDD writes:

dangit bobby i don't want to see this same article posted about march 16th!!

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. xDecapitation writes:

Whoa nice snipe token didn't notice that lol. Phil is so f***ing awesome to me man ATR never gets old.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

I understand completely, but then I had no intention of going in the first place. Personal matters can also be attending to your health guys. I realize Phil's pulling double duty, but I have to wonder if the problem is in singing the Jesse era songs. They are SO bad for your throat if you don't scream correctly and often when you scream correctly it doesn't sound right because Jesse didn't scream correctly.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. macky writes:

yea you make a good point about jesse not screaming correctly ...but my god it still sounded epic

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ yeah bg1 did have a point and i'll agree that it did still sound good to me too. i just rlly hope that besides phil's voice is ok that howard's fine too tho.

# Mar 8, 2010 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Demise writes:

From what i have heard/seen hes been doing pretty well. That being said it must be brutal singing that much even for the best singer

# Mar 8, 2010 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. LadyDi writes:

WTF? What if Howard never comes back? I don't think Phil belongs in KsE...plus, he already HAS his own gig. Every time I saw KsE, they sounded even better than on the CD, and their energy together is amazing. ATR not so much. Last time I saw Phil play, he was pretty drunk and couldn't - er, perform so well. ;)

I used to live in NJ and go to Starland Ballroom, now in Orlando - where the hell do you get your metal fix???

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Oh no LadyDi... I hate to be the one to tell you this but you're pretty much fvcked. Not much metal runs through the state that looks like a flacid pen!s. You're going to have to do some traveling if you want a metal fix.

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. tokenchoke420 writes:

Just have to say that I checked out Empire Shall Fall and Jesse Leach still rules!

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

ladyDi may be fvcked bg1, but still better off then me =\ miami just plain & fvckin' blows for any metalhead.

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. The Sandman writes:

I was at the Killswitch Engage concert a couple of hours ago. And guess what... Jesse showed up! That's right the man himself sang all of his old songs. And for their Encore they had Old School KSE with Adam on drums and Jesse as the vocalist... Although the best moment was when Phill switched back to do their newer stuff and finished off the song with Jesse... It was AMAZING

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 2:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Hey ladydi if u want to check out club firestone in orlando. I was there for summer slaughter and kreator is guna b there on the 30th this month. cannibal corpse is there in april and obituary is booked a couple weeks later.

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Oh yeah and hey nothinghead! Cc and skeletonwitch hit the culture room in may. You goin queer?

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. tokenchoke420 writes:

Sandman: I'm extremely jealous. That must've been really badass!

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. n0thinghead writes:

FAN: i think we BOTH know the answer to that question bro lol

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. LadyDi writes:

Thanks for the info guys! Will def check out the Firestone!

The Sandman: Jealous doesn't describe it! Lucky bastard! ;)

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

I swear if FAN and n0thing start making out i'm never comming back to this thread again.

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Hammerheart writes:

^ Are you kidding? If they start making out I'm totally watching!

Oops, I wasn't supposed to say that out loud.

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. KORNDOGG writes:

Never got into Killswitch, but sucks for the people who had tickets. Luckily no show Ive ever attended or had tickets to attend has been cancelled. Knock on wood!

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. The Sandman writes:

Yeah, well they pretty much said so on Metalsucks like 2 months ago, so I wasn't surprised. Whereas he just showed up when they switched songs and the most common reaction was "OMFG that's Jesse" and then I started a "Jesse" chant which was EPIC XD. I love NY ;-)

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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