BLACK TUSK Issues Statement – Band to Tour Europe With Black Label Society


After a trying year and the loss of their brother and band mate Athon, Black Tusk will be honoring Athon’s wishes and going on tour in Europe with Black Label Society:


“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.”


The band has set up a Memorial Fund for Athon, his girlfriend and his family.  Donations can be made at


The band recently completed their fifth full-length record with producer Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR this past September.


BLACK TUSK European Tour:

Feb 11                 Glasgow, UK                 02 ABC

Feb 12                 Birmingham, UK             The Institute

Feb 13                 London, UK                   Roundhouse

Feb 14                 Bristol, UK                     Bristol 02 Academy

Feb 15                 Leeds, UK                     Leeds 02 Academy

Feb 17                 Norwich, UK                 Norwich UEA

Feb 18                 Nottingham, UK             Rock City

Feb 19                 Manchester, UK             Manchester Academy

Feb 21                 Amsterdam, NL             Melkweg

Feb 22                 Brussels, BE                  Ancienne Belgique

Feb 24                 Frankfurt, DE                Batschkapp

Feb 25                 Dortmund, DE               FZW Freizeitzentrum West

Feb 26                 Paris, FR                       Le Bataclan

Feb 27                 Strasbourg, FR              La Laitere

Mar 01                 Aarhus, DK                   Train

Mar 03                 Oslo, NO                       Rockefeller Music Hall

Mar 05                 Stockholm, SE               Close Up Baten (Crusie)

Mar 06                 Helsinki, FI                    Nosturl

Mar 08                 Tallinn, EE                     Rock Cafe

Mar 09                 Vilnius, LT                    Forum Palace

Mar 11                 Gdansk, PL                   B90

Mar 12                 Krakow, PL                   Studio

Mar 14                 Pratteln, CH                   Z7

Mar 15                 Lausanne, CH                Les Docks

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