Sean Reinert Leaves Death To All Tour, Replaced by Gene Hoglan
UPDATE, 10:49am EST:
Reinert has issued an official statement on the reason he had to drop off the tour. That statement follows:
I was going to issue this statement today but it looks like the cat’s already been let out of the bag and people are drawing some crazy conclusions. So let me address what is going on with the tour change.
Yes, it is with great regret that I left the DTA tour after the San Francisco show Sunday night. Although I have spent weeks rehearsing for this tour and was very excited to put on great performances, it was not meant to be. For the past six months I have been suffering from lower back spasms, extreme muscle fatigue and limited grip strength. It’s no big secret that after over the last two years and two major surgeries (full achilles repair on my right ankle and a year later knee surgery on my left knee for a torn MCL) that I’ve gained a lot of weight due to recovery and pain. All of this culminated in the perfect storm.
I realized that the situation was not getting better the more I played. Shortening the set was not something that I felt was fair to the fans and after three shows I realized the best thing for the tour was to get Gene in the fold and for me to get some definitive answers. Fortunately, Gene is available to take over for me starting tonight in Seattle. He is of course a f*#king beast behind the kit and there’s no one better to fill in for me. I have already consulted with my Physician and will have a series of tests over the next few weeks to check for for everything from carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome to other possible nerve/spinal/back issues. I am sorry to the many fans who were looking forward to seeing me play this tour and I hope to make it up to you in the future.
Well, this sucks: current Death (DTA Tours) drummer Sean Reinert — the Tenth Best Modern Metal Drummer in the world — had to drop off the Swamp Leper Stomp tour with Obituary, Massacre and Rivers of Nihil yesterday due to health reasons.
The band has not revealed the nature of those “health reasons,” but it’s worth pointing out that in 2012 Reinert ruptured his achilles tendon (although he was able to power through it and tour anyway). Perhaps this is an aggravation of that old injury, although of course it could be something completely different.
But hey, now some good news: former Death (and Testament, and Strapping Young Lad and Dethklok and a million other bands) drummer Gene Hoglan — the Sixth Best Modern Metal Drummer – is filling in, starting with last night’s show in Seattle. Not a bad swap!
We hope Reinert and back in tip-top shape soon — dude’s too talented to stay off the road for long.
The Swamp Leper Stomp tour just got underway last week. Here are the remaining dates:
Nov 19 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 22 Regina, SK Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 23 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 24 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 25 Chicago, IL Metro
Nov 26 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov 27 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Nov 28 Montreal, QC La National
Nov 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Nov 30 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Dec 03 North Springfield, VA Empire
Dec 04 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Dec 05 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Dec 06 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Dec 07 Miami, FL Grand Central
Dec 09 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 11 Dallas, TX Trees (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 12 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 13 Tempe, AZ Club Red (DEATH DTA only)