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Posted on July 26, 2013

Following the recent cancellation of Hevy Festival, headliners KILLSWITCH ENGAGE were determined not to disappoint UK fans and have been working hard since news broke to devise a special alternative.

The metalcore groundbreakers are now excited to announce they'll still headline in London on Sunday 4 August, but at a very intimate, sweaty show at The Garage. For a band usually known as a Brixton headliner, it has been many years since KILLSWITCH ENGAGE played a such a small club in the UK! Joining them as special guests for this event only, will be their good friends and ex-labelmates, the uncompromising HATEBREED.

Tickets for this special show go onsale at 9am, Friday 26 July, priced £15 + booking fee, from Don't wait around! This intimate gig is guaranteed to sell out very quickly!

Can't get to that date? KILLSWITCH ENGAGE also fit in a quick stop in Nottingham, for an even smaller show at the Rescue Rooms, on Tuesday 6 August. A local support is to be confirmed. Snap up your tickets fast for this date from

Meanwhile, HATEBREED already had an additional few headline gigs scheduled around the ill-fated Hevy date, including Newcastle O2 Academy (Mon 5 Aug), Dublin Whelans (Tue 6 Aug) and Liverpool O2 Academy (Wed 7 Aug). These will go ahead as planned.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are performing with a stand-in drummer for the UK shows, following sticksman Justin Foley's recent bike accident in which he broke his collarbone. Stepping behind the kit will be As I Lay Dying's Jordan Mancino. The band have shared the following statement:

To all,

We have some not so good news to announce. Our drummer Justin Foley recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone, so he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily we were able to find a replacement drummer on short notice, so we will not be canceling any dates. The replacement drummer will be our longtime friend Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying. Barring any unforeseen issues, Justin should be back on track in time for our upcoming North American tour with Lamb of God, which starts in late October.

A disappointed Justin says: "I've never missed a show, and I'm devastated that I have to miss this tour. I'd like to apologize to the fans and everyone involved with KsE for the inconvenience I've caused. I will do everything in my power to heal and return at full strength and as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I'm positive that Jordan will kill it and the band won't miss a beat without me. I'm honored to have such a monster player fill in. See you all very soon."

Jordan adds: "I'm stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in KsE. A few years back, Justin filled in for me on tour while I was dealing with the passing of my father. I'm now able to return the favor with a hope that Justin will heal from his injury quickly and effectively so he can get back out here and shred as he always does for the KsE fans!"

Killswitch would like to thank our Asia and Europe fans in advance for understanding. As always, thank you so much for the support.

Love, KsE


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