After the controversy of reuniting following frontman Tim Lambesis being released from prison for being involved in a plot to murder his wife, As I Lay Dying have announced a comeback tour of Europe.
Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife back in 2014. He was sentenced after pleading guilty to paying a police officer posing as a hitman $1,000 (£630) to kill his then wife, Meggan Lambesis. After being released in December 2016, Lambesis last year took to the band’s official Facebook page to post a lengthy statement, “apologising to everyone” for his actions.
Then, June saw the metalcore band return with new single ‘My Own Grave’ and details of a San Diego comeback show – shocking fans and musicians among the metal community. After addressing many of the controversies and explaining the reasons for their return to music in an emotional video, now the band have announced a Europe-wide tour.
The band’s upcoming European tour dates are below. UK shows are expected to be announced shortly. Tickets will be available here.
1 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
2 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
3 – Antwerp, Belgium – Zappa
4 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
5 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
6 – Bologna, Italy – Locomotive Club
7 – Wien, Austria – SiMM City
8 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
9 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage
10 – Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum
11 – Warsaw, Poland – Hydrozagadka
12 – Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
13 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
14 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
15 – Chemnitz, Germany – AJZ
“There’s the obvious wrongdoings that I made and there’s the little ways that they sort of spread out beyond that and hurt people in so many ways that like I really wasn’t entirely aware until I got home,” said Lambesis in a message to fans. “And those conversations kicked off and I was sort of better able to understand what they’d been through and I think more sincerely apologise because of that.”