Asking Alexandria`s BEN BRUCE talks about the loss of MITCH LUCKER and the OUTBREAK TOUR

November 16, 2012

First and foremost I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine
who was prematurely taken from us this month. Mitch Lucker was one of
the kindest and most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of
calling my friend. My thoughts are not only with his family and
friends, but also with the millions of people, worldwide, who Mitch
helped to mould and inspire into the people they are today. A great
man was lost who`s love and passion reached all corners of the globe.
As many of you know, Suicide Silence were preparing to join us on our
upcoming `Outbreak` Tour. Due to the devastating circumstances they
will no longer be joining us physically. They will however, Mitch
included, be with us in spirit. We will go out on this tour with As I
Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire & Attila to pay our tributes and respects
to Mitch and his brothers in Suicide Silence. A portion of all tickets
and official tour t-shirts sold will go to Mitch`s daughter for the
Kenadee Lucker Education Fund.

Suicide Silence could never be replaced on our tour as they are the
only band in the world who could bring their element, intensity and
power to the line-up. For the sake of giving the fans the best show we
can under the circumstances, we have decided to add Sumerian Records
family members I See Stars to the bill, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BY ANY
MEANS, but as another band who`s love and passion for music and their
fans is as tried and true as ours. Now, more than ever, we need to
come together to celebrate our collective love of music and to show
compassion & solidarity in our scene. It`s time to put aside all petty
differences and remember what it is that brings us all together, the
music. Mitch- from myself and everyone else who will be taking part in
this tour, you are forever in our hearts. This one`s for you. We love
you. Cheers

- Ben Bruce

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