Devil You Know lose Sankey for US tour

Devil You Know

Devil You Know drummer John Sankey will sit out the band’s upcoming US headline tour, with John Boecklin filling in.

Sankey has had to return to his native Australia to help with the planning of next year’s inaugural Legion Music Fest, of which he is co-founder and ambassador.

Former Devildriver man Boecklin will be behind the kit until Sankey can return in May.

Sankey says: “It sucks to miss playing these shows but being part of planning and overseeing the launch of a national music festival is an enormous task which requires all of my time and dedication right now.

“Unfortunately Dave Grohl isn’t available to fill in, but don’t fear, my good buddy and drummer extraordinaire John Boecklin will be hitting the road with Hojo, Fran and Womby to rock the kit for you all each night.

“I’ll be back from the land down under to rejoin my DYK Brothers for our tour with the mighty Hatebreed and Devildriver in May and June. See ya all on the road then.”

Devil You Know issued their second album They Bleed Red last year via Nuclear Blast.

Devil You Know 2016 tour dates

Mar 05: San Diego The Observatory North Park, CA
Mar 06: Las Vegas LVCS, NV
Mar 07: Flagstaff Orpheum Theater, AZ
Mar 08: Farmington Top Deck, NM
Mar 11: Shreveport The Riverside Warehouse, LA
Mar 12: Pensacola Vinyl Music Hall, FL
Mar 14: Memphis New Daisy Theatre, TN
Mar 16: San Antonio Alamo City Music Hall, TX
Mar 17: Lubbock Depot Pio, TX
Mar 18: El Paso Tricky Falls, TX
May 13: Cleveland The Odeon, OH (with Hatebreed)
May 14: Chicago Metro, IL (with Hatebreed)
May 15: Lincoln Bourbon Theatre, NE (with Hatebreed)
May 16: Denver The Summit Music Hall, CO (with Hatebreed)
May 17: Salt Lake City The Complex, UT (with Hatebreed)
May 19: San Francisco Regency Center Grand Ballroom, CA (with Hatebreed)
May 20: Sacramento Ace Of Spades, CA (with Hatebreed)
May 21: Pomona The Glass House, CA (with Hatebreed)
May 22: Los Angeles Echoplex, CA (with Hatebreed)
May 23: Tempe The Marquee, AZ (with Hatebreed)
May 25: Houston Warehouse Live, TX (with Hatebreed)
May 26: New Orleans Republic New Order, LA (with Hatebreed)
May 27: Dallas Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, TX (with Hatebreed)
May 31: Atlanta The Masquerade, GA (with Hatebreed)
Jun 01: Jacksonville Hooligans Music Hall, NC (with Hatebreed)
Jun 02: Baltimore Sound Stage, MD (with Hatebreed)
Jun 03: Philadelphia Underground Arts, PA (with Hatebreed)
Jun 04: Sayreville Starland Ballroom, NJ (with Hatebreed)
Jun 05: Montreal Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, QC (with Hatebreed)
Jun 06: Toronto Opera House, ON (with Hatebreed)
Jun 07: Millvale Mr Smalls Theatre, PA (with Hatebreed)
Jun 08: Clifton Park Upstate Concert Hall, NY (with Hatebreed)
Jun 09: So Burlington Higher Ground, VT (with Hatebreed)
Jun 10: Providence Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, RI (with Hatebreed)
Jun 11: New Haven Toad’s Place, CT (with Hatebreed)
Jun 12: Donington Download Festival, UK
Jun 19: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium

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