After what turned out to be a very difficult year culminating with the loss of their band mate Athon, BLACK TUSK decided to honor Athon’s wishes and will embark on a European tour with Black Label Society!
Here’s the statement from the band:
“It’s been an incredibly trying time for us over the past month and we want to thank everyone for their support. We had confirmed the tour with Black Label Society and finished the new album before Athon’s accident and Athon, specifically, had been very excited about the opportunity to tour with BLS and we feel there’s no way he’d want things to end on this note. Corey Barhorst, formerly of Kylesa and currently of Niche, will be stepping in for Athon for the time being. All of us go back over 10 years and Corey seemed the natural choice to carry on for Athon.”
The band also set up a Memorial Fund for Athon, his girlfriend and his family. Donations can be made at AthonFund@gmail.com.