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Underoath’s keyboardist Chris Dudley not going on upcoming UK and European tours

Posted by katstat on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM (PST)

With UK and European tours right around the corner, Florida metalcore band Underoath announces they will be without their keyboardist Chris Dudley. Chris remarked on the situation, …the long short of it is that me and my wife recently welcomed our 2nd daughter into the world. Her due date was drastically close to the beginning of this tour, so in talking to the rest of the dudes about it I decided that I need to sit this tour out to be at home with my family. With my wife recovering, my daughter not even out of the hospital yet and our 2 year old at home, it was the decision that had to be made.

Furthermore, Chris remarked that, along with the rest of the band, the decision was reached to use recordings of the keyboard on tour rather than to seek out a replacement, stating, I’ve talked to the everyone about it and there was no one that everyone felt comfortable with filling in for me. What we did is I got together with Tim and recorded all my parts, so I’m technically gonna be playing, I just won’t be there. It’s not my ideal situation, but we felt it would be the best thing to give you guys the best show possible.

To see a listing of the upcoming tour dates, click here.

Underoath tour dates:

April 12 2011 – Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller
April 13 2011 – Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
April 14 2011 – Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute
April 15 2011 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
April 16 2011 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
April 17 2011 – Nottingham, UK @ Hit The Deck Festival
April 19 2011 – London, UK @ Koko
April 20 2011 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
April 21 2011 – Bournemouth, UK @ University – Old Fire Station
Apr 22 – Meerhout, BEL @ Groezrock Festival
Apr 23 – Hamburg, GER @ Knust
Apr 25 – Munich, GER @ Backstage Halle
Apr 27 – Koln, GER @ Luxor
Apr 28 – Stuttgart, GER @ Universum
Apr 29 – Brescia, ITA @ Latte+ Club
Apr 30 – Roncade, ITA @ New Age Club

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