I know they’ve been in Nova Scotia a few times over the last number of years but I always managed to miss when and where they were playing. Well… I know they play next Friday and Saturday night at the New Rodeo Lounge in Dartmouth and I’ve already picked up my tickets. The last time I saw them in concert was on my 19th birthday in Truro which in fact was almost 19 years ago. Unreal how time flies but nevertheless I cannot wait to see them.
After the departure of Mike Portnoy before Christmas there were many questions about who would be on drums for their upcoming 2011 dates. Today we find out direct from the band via their website.
We recently asked several friends who knew Jimmy and his style, and also knew our music and each of our personalities to suggest drummers to tour with us starting this year. Our long time studio drum tech, Mike Fasano, recommended Arin Ilejay. We’ve rehearsed with Arin and have been impressed with his technical skills, attitude and work ethic. We’re very excited to tour with Arin and hope all of you will give him the warm welcome to the family we have.
Thanks for your never ending support. It means the world to us.
See you on the Nightmare After Christmas
Source: Avenged Sevenfold