Volbeat Recruit Mercyful Fate Guitarist for Gigantour

Danish rockers Volbeat have confirmed that Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann will act as stand-in on the upcoming Gigantour, which kicks off next month. The announcement comes after former guitarist Thomas Bredahl left the band last month.

Frontman Michael Poulsen had the following to say about the recruitment of Shermann, who recently joined Metallica onstage for their 30th anniversary shows:

“It’s a true honor getting to work with Hank, whose guitar work has inspired all three band members long before Volbeat was formed. I’m very thankful that Hank has the time to join us on Gigantour in his busy schedule.”

Gigantour–featuring Megadeth, Volbeat, Motörhead, and Lacuna Coil–dates:

01/26 Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
01/27 Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
01/28 New York, NY, Theater at Madison Square Garden
01/29 Lowell, MA, Tsongas Arena
02/01 Glens Falls, NY, Glens Falls Civic Center
02/02 Quebec City, QC, Colisee Pepsi Arena
02/03 Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
02/05 Kingston, ON, K-Rock Centre
02/07 Oshawa, ON, General Motors Centre
02/08 Hamilton, ON, Copps Coliseum
02/09 Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
02/10 Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
02/12 Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom
02/14 St. Paul, MN, Myth
02/16 Saskatoon, SK, Prairieland
02/17 Edmonton, AB, Shaw Conference Centre
02/18 Calgary, AB, Big 4 Building
02/20 Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
02/21 Kent, WA, Showare Center
02/23 San Jose, CA, Events Center
02/24 Universal City, CA, Gibson Amphitheatre
02/25 Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
02/26 Albuquerque, NM,Tingley Coliseum
02/28 Denver, CO, The Fillmore Auditorium

 

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