Bobby Liebling Forced to Leave Pentagram Tour; Band to Continue Without Him
If you’re planning on going to one of the four Pentagram shows the band has lined up starting tonight, we’ve got some bad news for you: Bobby Liebling won’t be present.
A statement from the band (below) paradoxically asserts that Liebling’s absence will be “Due to circumstances that are beyond anyone’s control, that are a direct result of Bobby Liebling’s personal actions” before all but explicitly stating that Liebling is going to rehab. And by “before all but explicitly stating that Liebling is going to rehab,” I mean “the statement abruptly segues into a final paragraph about a rehab facility without explaining why that paragraph was included.”
The bizarre writing style of the statement aside, hopefully Liebling gets whatever help he needs and fans are able to enjoy these shows despite his absence.
Here’s the full statement from the band:
Due to circumstances that are beyond anyone’s control, that are a direct result of Bobby Liebling’s personal actions, he is unfortunately unable to appear alongside Pentagram for the spring string of East Coast concerts. The 4 dates affected are April 20th – Baltimore, MD, April 21st Richmond, VA, April 22nd New York City and April 23rd, Cambridge, MA.
Pentagram will be fulfilling these dates and our obligation to the fans and many people who’ve put time and money into setting up these gigs. We ask that you come out to celebrate this band’s legacy and music with us. The FULL LIVE SET performed will consist of classics and fan favorites. Our legendary and iconic guitar player and songwriter, Victor Griffin, will be performing the live vocals. The band will be available before and after the show for meet and greets, photos and questions. We look forward to seeing you at the shows!
Addiction recovery is a daily struggle. If you or your loved ones are affected, Pentagram and Phoenix House strongly encourages you to reach out for help. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment with a legacy spanning 50 years. There are facilities in every state of this tour as well as across the country. One can reach out to them at: 1-888-671-9392 or via their website: www.PhoenixHouse.org
Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, Pete Campbell
Thanks: Patrick D.