Watch: LAMB OF GOD Performs Without Singer RANDY BLYTHE And Bassist JOHN CAMPBELL At Green Bay Concert

April 23, 2022

LAMB OF GOD performed without singer Randy Blythe and bassist John Campbell at the band's concert Friday night (April 22) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The show at the Resch Center was part of "The Metal Tour Of The Year" with MEGADETH, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES, which kicked off on April 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Blythe, who previously missed the band's concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan four days ago after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, was replaced at the Green Bay gig by Joe Badolato, vocalist for New Jersey deathcore outfit FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY. Filling in for Campbell was former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, who previously stepped in for LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler during LOG's January appearance on the ShipRocked cruise.

At the Grand Rapids concert, LAMB OF GOD used three stand-in singers: Mark Hunter of CHIMAIRA, as well as TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy and IN FLAMES' Anders Fridén. LAMB OF GOD then canceled its concert Thursday night (April 21) at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana when Hunter himself fell ill.

On Friday, LAMB OF GOD released the following statement: "Green Bay - unfortunately, Randy will not be able to perform but we WILL see you tonight! Our brother Joe Badolato from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY will be stepping in to handle vocal responsibilities this evening. We expect Randy to return to our show on Sunday in Sioux Falls."

When the Fort Wayne cancelation was announced, Hunter clarified in a tweet that he didn't "blow his voice" singing for LAMB OF GOD in Grand Rapids but was actually forced to spend all day in the ER after "a genetic condition flared at the worst time."

No reason was given for Campbell's absence from the Green Bay concert.

LAMB OF GOD is continuing to tour in support of its latest, self-titled album, which was released in June 2020 via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe.

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