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DIAMOND PLATE: Singer Steps Off Tour

DIAMOND PLATE: Singer Steps Off Tour

Bassist and lead vocalist Jon Macak of Chicago, Illinois-based thrashers DIAMOND PLATE will leave the band's current tour with OVERKILL and GOD FORBID to return home due to a recent family emergency. His bandmates have decided to continue on with the remainder of their trek with tour manager and close friend Dan Valente filling in on bass and vocal duties.

Commented Macak:

"I am very sad to say that I will not be able to be a part of the last six Killfest dates. I will be flying home to Chicago Sunday morning to be with my mother who is very ill and needs my support. There is a chance that she does not have much time left, so I want to be by her side as much as possible. The rest of the band will finish the tour without me and I want to thank everyone for their support and understanding."

Added the other members of DIAMOND PLATE:

"We all wish Jon and his family strength through this incredibly hard time. Words can't describe how much Jon's presence will be missed on stage as a frontman, but most importantly our best friend. After these shows without him, we will come back stronger than ever and with a new understanding of what it means to be a band. An incredible thanks goes out to Dan Valente, our tour manager, who will help us finish the tour by handling bass and vocal duties. Thank you to all the fans for the support and understanding, and please keep Jon's family in your positive thoughts."

Remaining DIAMOND PLATE tour dates with OVERKILL:

08 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
09 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
10 - Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade
11 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

Source: www.BlabberMouth.Net

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