Watch: Phil Demmel Plays First European Tour Show with Lamb


Richmond’s Lamb of God are completing their European tour with Vio-lence guitarist Phil Demmel, who is subbing in for Lamb of God’s usual riff slinger, Willie Adler. Thanks to new fan-shot footage from attendees at Romania’s Rockstadt Extreme Fest, you can now watch footage Lamb of God’s first show of the tour featuring Demmel below.

In March, Demmel gave an interview and said that he would be missing some Vio-lence dates this year, prompting speculation that he would be joining another band.

“There’s some Vio-lence stuff coming up that I’m not gonna be able to be a part of because of choices that I’m making in my own career.

“Vio-lence was a side thing that we were doing. It was understood that I’m doing other stuff and that this would happen. They weren’t looking at doing full-blown tours, so trying to schedule stuff, it gets difficult. So there will be things that I won’t be doing with Vio-lence, which is a little heartbreaking in the sense that… I’m the only member of Vio-lence that hasn’t missed a show. So, yeah, there’s a Vio-lence club and there’s been a lot of former members. But I never quit the band. I carried that torch the whole time and hadn’t missed a show.”

It won’t be Lamb of God, however. Adler laid those speculations to rest, saying:

“Hey everyone. I’m thrilled with the love we’ve been seeing for the two new Lamb songs we’ve dropped so far. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the entire Omens album. We’re all super proud of it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make the trip to Europe for the upcoming shows this month, I’ve got some things that I need to be home for and I appreciate the band supporting my decision.

“I will 100% be back on stage for the Omens tour in September & October. See y’all there!”

Former Lizzy Borden guitarist Ira Black will fill in for Vio-lence on any dates that Demmel misses.

Lamb of God are on an extensive tour through October, dates below.

European Tour 2022

8/05 RO Rasnov Rockstadt Extreme Fest
8/07 BE Lokeren Lokerse Festival
8/09 SK Ljubljana Cvetličarna
8/10 HU Budapest Barba Negra Track
8/12 FI Turku Knotfest
8/14 UK Walton-on-Trent Bloodstock Open Air
8/18 DE Nürnberg Z-Bau
8/19 DE Köln Live Music Hall
8/20 DE Sulingen Reload Festival
8/21 NL Eindhoven Dynamo Metalfest

Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Suicide Silence

Sep 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island 
Sep 10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Sep 11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival 
Sep 13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
Sep 14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
Sep 16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy 
Sep 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Sep 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep 21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *No KSE, No Suicide Silence
Sep 24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 
Sep 25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill 
Sep 26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park 
Sep 30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Motionless In White, Fit For An Autopsy

Oct 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir
Oct 02 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park  
Oct 04 – Fresno, CA – Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena
Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival *No Fit For An Autopsy

Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox, Fit For An Autopsy

Oct 09 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre  
Oct 10 – Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center
Oct 11 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds

Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders, Fit For An Autopsy

Oct 13 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater 
Oct 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater 
Oct 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Oct 16 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Oct 18 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum 
Oct 19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall 
Oct 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 

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