Lamb of God Bassist Leaves Tour Due to Family Emergency

Fear Factory bassist Matt DeVries is filling in.

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Lamb of God bassist John Campbell was forced to leave the band's current North American tour due to a family emergency earlier this week, Blabbermouth is today reporting. The tour has continued with Matt DeVries of Fear Factory filling in. The band will play two more dates with DeVries: 11/15 - Calgary, AB - Big Four 11/16 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Prairieland Park The bassist has issued the following statement about replacing Campbell for the dates: "[I am] stoked and honored to be out on such an incredible tour with some great friends." Lamb of God are currently on a co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage that is set to wrap up on November 26th. The band will then head to Europe in the new year.

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    TheSound606
    Saw them in Vancouver on Tuesday, Matt DeVries did a pretty solid job filling in. Wishing all the best to John. As Randy said at the show, "Family come first with this band."
    thechef779
    sorry to hear, saw them back on Nov 1st and it wasn't the best LoG show i've been too on account of myself getting too excited and drinking 2 or 3 beers too many, but the other 3 times i've seen them whilst sober, they ****in' kill it! i've wondered though, how do they get other musicians to fill in on such short notice? do lots of big metal bands just learn each others material all the time? or did they just stick Matt up there and tell him to play open D notes?
    xXCoricXx
    There IS a bass player joke in there, but I'm not gonna make one out of respect.
    thechef779
    lol yea i was trying to imply a bassist joke..but i kept it implicit because john is a bad ass