Jan. 21 — Testament has parted ways with drummer Gene Hoglan.
The band released a statement on the lineup change in a prepared statement released Friday. The comment is noted below.
To all our Testament fans around the world, First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene’s additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with Testament’s rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than Testament having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways. We understand that this announcement will cause some disappointment but rest assured: There is no drama, only the best of vibes between us. As Gene embarks upon a new chapter, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the most powerful drum beats to Testament and heavy metal. We have no doubt he will continue to bring it as only he can. Gene will always be family and we ask all of you to join us in wishing him only the best of luck going forward!
Also rest assure that we will continue to deliver yet another top notch addition to Testament and will reveal soon! We will see you all on tour very soon! – Testament
As Testament works to find a replacement for Hoglan, the band is preparing for its re-scheduled “The Bay Strikes Back Tour.” The tour, originally scheduled to take place last year, was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now scheduled to launch April 9 in San Luis Obispo, CA and to run through May 20 in Salt Lake City, UT.
The tour, which will also feature performances from Exodus and Death Angel, has its schedule noted below.
Bay Strikes Back 2022 dates:
4/9/2022 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
4/10/2022 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
4/12/2022 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
4/13/2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
4/15/2022 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
4/16/2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
4/19/2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
4/20/2022 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
4/21/2022 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
4/22/2022 – Dallas, TX -Amplified Live
4/23/2022 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
4/26/2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4/27/2022 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
4/30/2022 – Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom
5/1/2022 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
5/2/2022 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
5/3/2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
5/5/2022 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
5/6/2022 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
5/7/2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
5/9/2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5/10/2022 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
5/11/2022 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
5/12/2022 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
5/14/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/15/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/17/2022 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
5/19/2022 – Denver, CO – Summit
5/20/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
*More dates to be added
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