Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has tested positive for COVID and will not be able to perform at tonight’s show for the 2022 Metal Tour Of The Year. That said, a temp vocalist has been found to take over as the Lamb of God singer for now.
News of this update comes from the Lamb of God Instagram account. Per a post made on the band’s account, none other than Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter will be stepping in as the Lamb of God singer while Blythe isolates.
Per the caption associated with the Lamb of God post:
“Grand Rapids – Randy Blythe tested positive for COVID over the weekend and has been isolating away from the rest of the band. While his symptoms have been mild and he’s on the mend, he will not be able to perform tonight at the Van Andel Arena. However, the show will go on! We are working to put together a special show with our brother Mark Hunter from Chimaira taking over the mic and a few friends helping out as well. We’ll see you tonight!
“We are hopeful he will be able to return later this week and will update as soon as we can.”
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There is no telling how long Blythe could be sitting out for when it comes to the 2022 Metal Tour Of The Year. We wish Blythe all the best and hope he recovers fast.
Tonight’s show in Grand Rapids, MI will see Mark Hunter as the Lamb of God singer. Chimaira formed in 1998 and retired in 2014 (they played one reunion show in 2017). As an impressive force of metalcore, much of Chimaira’s incredible energy is thanks to that of Hunter’s vocal performance.
4/19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
4/21 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4/22 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4/24 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
4/26 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
4/27 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
4/29 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
4/30 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center* No Trivium
5/3 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
5/4 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
5/6 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
5/7 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
5/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
5/10 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
5/12 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
5/13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
5/15 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
Words by: Michael Pementel