Periphery Guitarist Mark Holcomb Leaves Current Tour


Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb has departed the band’s current European tour with Plini and Astronoid to tend to a family matter back home. He will miss at least several shows and possibly the entire rest of the run, which ends on November 15. The band will continue on as a four piece, which is especially notable because the band has been operating without a live bassist for several years already (with bass piped through the PA from a recorded track). It’s not clear whether they’ll do the same for Mark’s guitar parts or whether Misha Mansoor and Jake Bowen will split up his duties.

Periphery posted the following message on Facebook yesterday:

“To our Netherlands and UK fans: We’re sorry to report that Mark had to leave the tour unexpectedly last evening after our show in Berlin to attend to a family matter back in the US. He will not be with us for at least the next few shows, and his availability for the remaining dates along this current tour is unknown at this time. We hope he can join us again as soon as possible.

“We fully support Mark‘s decision to leave the tour, and our hearts are with him.

“We have big shoes to fill without him, but the remaining shows will go on as planned. The band will be performing as a four-piece.

“The German dates were an absolute blast! For those that have tickets to the remaining six shows, we can’t wait to see you and continue this amazing run!

“Thanks for your incredible support. Without you, our fans, none of this would matter or be possible.”

On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we hope Mark and his family are doing OK and we wish them all the best!

Remaining shows of the tour are posted below, along with dates for Periphery’s winter North American tour with Plini and Covet.

November 8 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje [TICKETS]
November 9 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg [TICKETS]
November 11 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy Bristol [TICKETS]
November 12 Glasgow, UK – The Garage [TICKETS]
November 14 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz [TICKETS]
November 15 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town [TICKETS]

January 30 San Francisco, CA Fillmore [TICKETS]
January 31 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern [TICKETS]
February 1 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl [TICKETS]
February 3 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren [TICKETS]
February 4 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater [TICKETS]
February 6 Houston, TX House of Blues [TICKETS]
February 7 Austin, TX Emos [TICKETS]
February 8 Dallas, TX House of Blues [TICKETS]
February 10 Tampa, FL The Ritz [TICKETS]
February 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live [TICKETS]
February 13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade [TICKETS]
February 14 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore [TICKETS]
February 15 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore [TICKETS]
February 16 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel [TICKETS]

[via Metal Injection]

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