Decrepit Birth Drop Off Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder Due to Medical Emergency, to be Replaced by The Zenith Passage


The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot and Wormwitch have been laying waste to audiences all over North America since early October, and with more than two weeks in the tour left to go, the fun’s far from over.

Unfortunately it seems as if a medical issue with Decrepit Birth guitarist Matt Sotelo has forced the band to drop off the remainder of the run as of this past Monday, October 23rd. The band explained in a Facebook post:

Due to the intensifying of a pre-existing medical condition, our guitarist Matt Sotelo is not able to finish the rest of the dates for the current tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Necrot and Wormwitch. Matt will need the next few months to recover, but is expected to make a full recovery and will be ready to tour again next year. Since Matt is such an important member to the band and VERY integral to our live show, the band will also not be able to continue on with this tour without him. We all apologize to our fans who already bought tickets to see us. We promise to return to your area for make-up shows next year. Again, we apologize to our fans and friends who planned on seeing us during this tour. We were having a great time… but please, still support this tour and go see the amazing bands that are on it. We’ll be back!

Meanwhile, The Zenith Passage have been tapped as replacements, although they won’t link up with the tour until November 4th in Petaluma, CA. The Black Dahlia Murder confirmed as much in a Facebook post of their own:

Much love to Matt and Decrepit Birth for killing it on the tour. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Filling their cosmic void will be none other than The Zenith Passage, who will jump on the tour from Petaluma, CA onward.

Whatever it is that’s plaguing Sotelo, we wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.

Here are the remaining dates of the tour:

Oct. 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
Oct. 27 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Oct. 28 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
Oct. 29 – Calgary, AB – Marquee
Oct. 31 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 1 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven w/ Exhumed
Nov. 2 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall w/ Exhumed
Nov. 3 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock w/ Exhumed
Nov. 4 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater * w/ Exhumed and The Zenith Passage
Nov. 5 – San Bernardino, CA – KnotFest ** w/ Exhumed and The Zenith Passage
Nov. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red w/ Exhumed with The Zenith Passage
Nov. 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe with The Zenith Passage
Nov. 9 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom with The Zenith Passage
Nov. 10 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco with The Zenith Passage
Nov. 11 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall with The Zenith Passage

*= no Suffocation
**= no Necrot, Wormwitch

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