There's news on the Eyehategod front, as guitarist Brian Patton has decided to leave the band.
Patton issued the following statement about his departure:
Touring and being away from my family started to get harder after my daughter was born. Then soon after the arrival of my son, I left for a six-week tour. While I was away, both kids had some serious health scares. Being away from my family while that happened, along with an increasingly busy tour schedule, I decided the best thing for me was to step down. To concrete this decision, after a visit with my wife's parents earlier this year, it became clear that my in-laws' health was rapidly fading and they needed our help. So my family and I have moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to care for them full time.
Trust me when I say that this has been one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. After being in this band for twenty-five years -- over half of my life -- to say that I will miss it is a huge understatement. I already miss it. Ultimately, I want to be at home with my family. But more importantly, I am truly needed at home. I love my brothers in EYEHATEGOD, of course, and wish them nothing but the best. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and the music I have played throughout the years. I hope to see you all soon. I plan on playing again in some form or fashion. But for now, my family comes first.
The band will keep active following the departure, with a North American your with Black Label Society and Corrosion of Conformity underway.
The band is celebrating their thirtieth anniversary this year.
EYEHATEGOD w/ Black Label Society, Corrosion Of Conformity:
7/21/2018 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
7/22/2018 Cotillion Ballroom - Wichita, KS
7/23/2018 The District - Sioux Falls, SD
7/24/2018 High Noon - Madison, WI *
7/25/2018 The Clyde Theatre - Wayne, IN
7/26/2018 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV *
7/27/2018 Si Hall At The Fairgrounds - Syracuse, NY
7/29/2018 Heavy Montreal - Montreal, QC *
7/30/2018 The Queen - Wilmington, DE
8/01/2018 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN
8/02/2018 The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
8/03/2018 Phase 2 - Lynchburg, VA
8/04/2018 Earth Rocker Fest - Inwood, WV
8/05/2018 The Norva - Norfolk, VA
8/07/2018 Rebel - Toronto, ON
8/08/2018 Metlus - Montreal, QC
8/09/2018 Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg, PA
8/10/2018 Paramount - Huntington, NY
8/11/2018 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
8/16/2018 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC *
8/17/2018 Tony V's - Everett, WA *
8/18/2018 Psycho Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV *
8/19/2018 The Lost Well - Austin, TX *
* EYEHATEGOD only
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