Josh Gilbert Leaves As I Lay Dying, Ryan Neff Steps In

Ryan Neff

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Josh Gilbert has left the ranks of the California metalcore band As I Lay Dying. He made the announcement via Instagram.

“After 15 years (almost half my life), I’ve decided to part ways with As I Lay Dying,” he wrote. “Despite the ups and downs inherent, I’ll always be grateful for the profound privilege of being to able to grow up traveling the world playing music with the band. None of that would be possible without the fans of the band, so for that I sincerely thank you all so much for allowing me the opportunity. I wish the best for AILD moving forward, and I hope to see all of you sooner rather than later.”

The news comes just ahead of their “Two Decades of Destruction” tour, which kicks off June 10th. They’ll continue with the tour as planned with special guest Ryan Neff of Miss May I taking on bass duties.

“I am honored to be a part of As I Lay Dying’s Two Decades Of Destruction Tour,” Neff writes. “I have followed the band’s entire career, from learning “94 Hours” as my tryout song for my very first band in high school, to opening for them in Mexico City in early 2012, to traveling across the country to catch shows, I’ve always been a massive fan. I can’t wait to get on stage with these guys and show them, and their fans how much these songs mean to me. Let the riffing begin!”

As I Lay Dying Tour Dates:

Jun 10Las Vegas, NVHouse Of Blues
Jun 11Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
Jun 12El Paso, TX11:11
Jun 14Austin, TXEmpire Garage
Jun 15Fort Smith, ARTemple Live
Jun 16Knoxville, TNThe Concourse
Jun 18Myrtle Beach, SCHouse Of Blues
Jun 19St Petersburg, FLJannus Landing
Jun 20Charlotte, NCThe Fillmore
Jun 22Richmond, VABrown’s Island
Jun 23Stroudsburg, PAThe Sherman Theater
Jun 24Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
Jun 25Hartford, CTWebster Theater
Jun 26Elmira, NYThe L
Jun 27Pittsburgh, PARoxian
Jun 29Louisville, KYParistown Hall
Jun 30Columbus, OHKemba Live
Jul 1Grand Rapids, MIThe Intersection
Jul 2Ft. Wayne, INPierre’s
Jul 5Moline, ILThe Rust Belt
Jul 6Green Bay, WIEPIC Event Center
Jul 7Omaha, NEAdmiral
Jul 8Des Moines, IAVal Air
Jul 10Billings, MTZoo Montana
Jul 11Great Falls, MTThe Newburry
Jul 12Spokane, WAKnitting Factory
Jul 14Grand Junction, COMesa Theater
Jul 15Colorado Springs, COSunshine Studios
Jul 16Wichita, KSThe Wave
Jul 17Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom

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