Black Tusk joining Black Label Society and Crobot for Europe/UK tour

Black Tusk will be returning to the stage next year in Europe with Black Label Society and Crobot, dates can be found after the jump. This will be the band’s first tour following the passing of bassist Jonathan Athon, who passed away from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. On bass duty for the tour will be Corey Barhorst of Niche, no word on whether he will be joining the band full-time. The band released a statement regarding the tour offering:

“It’s been an incredibly trying time for us over the past month and we want to thank everyone for their support. We had confirmed the tour with Black Label Society and finished the new album before Athon‘s accident and Athon, specifically, had been very excited about the opportunity to tour with BLS and we feel there’s no way he’d want things to end on this note. Corey Barhorst, formerly of Kylesa and currently of Niche, will be stepping in for Athon for the time being. All of us go back over 10 years and Corey seemed the natural choice to carry on for Athon.”

2/11 Glasgow, UK – 02 ABC
2/12 Birmingham, UK – The Institute
2/13 London, UK – Roundhouse
2/14 Bristol, UK – Bristol 02 Academy
2/15 Leeds, UK – Leeds 02 Academy
2/17 Norwich, UK – Norwich UEA
2/18 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
2/19 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
2/21 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
2/22 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
2/24 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
2/25 Dortmund, GER – FZW Freizeitzentrum West
2/26 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
2/27 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laitere
3/01 Aarhus, DEN – Train
3/03 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
3/05 Stockholm, SWE – Close Up Baten (Crusie)
3/06 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturl
3/08 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe
3/09 Vilnius, LIT – Forum Palace
3/11 Gdansk, POL – B90
3/12 Krakow, POL – Studio
3/14 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
3/15 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks