Kiko Loureiro has prolonged his depart of absence from Megadeth into 2024. Loureiro initially stepped away from Megadeth final September, sitting out tour dates due to family matters, and was changed by guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari of Wintersun.
This example nonetheless seems to be momentary, as neither Megadeth nor Loureiro have introduced his official departure. The information got here instantly from Loureiro, who posted the assertion beneath on his social media: “Pricey Megadeth followers,” he started. “I wish to share with you a call that hasn’t been simple for me.
“In September, I needed to step away from the U.S. leg of the tour for household causes. Trying forward, throughout 2024, we anticipate an excellent heavier touring schedule for Megadeth. After thorough reflection and discussions with Dave Mustaine and Megadeth‘s administration, now we have collectively agreed that it’s the proper transfer to increase my absence. I do not wish to hinder any of the band’s plans or the onerous work of all of the unbelievable folks concerned within the tour.
“My 9 years with Megadeth have been an unbelievable journey, stuffed with numerous ‘pinch-me’ moments. Unforgettable excursions, a Grammy Award for Dystopia, a Grammy nomination, and numerous accolades for The Sick, The Dying, and The Dead are only a few of the highlights. It’s onerous to place into phrases the magnitude of those experiences. I’m positive any heavy metallic fan can admire how unbelievable it’s to play and create music in a band you grew up listening to, and to share the stage with a guitar legend like Dave Mustaine, together with phenomenal musicians like James LoMenzo and Dirk Verbeuren, to not point out our unbelievable crew.
“Nonetheless, probably the most cherished side of those 9 years has been attending to know the unbelievable military of devoted Megadeth followers world wide. Your dedication is inspiring, and I’ve immense admiration and respect for all of you.”
Some would say the writing was on the wall when Mustaine recently said that he was not sure when Loureiro was coming back, however who is aware of. We want Loureiro all the very best with no matter’s happening along with his life… and this is hoping Megadeth retains Mäntysaari round, because the dude was really killing it at current reveals.
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