A changing of the guards: Kjetil and Jay

First the bad news: Kvelertak’s drummer, Kjetil Gjermundrod is unable to continue drumming with the band on their first headlining tour in support of Meir. The good news, on the other hand, is that they’re not cancelling the tour, and have lined up a high-profile drummer to fill-in: Jay Weinberg. You know, son of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band drummer Max Weinberg, tour with them sometimes? Also played with Madball and Against Me!? Yeah, that guy. Here’s what the band’s Facebook page had to say about it:

Our drummer Kjetil has been having trouble with his arm and was unfortunately unable to continue our ongoing North America tour. He left home for Norway yesterday to get treatment so that he doesn’t permanently damage his hand, which would suck so much balls.

But, we were lucky to get an awesome replacement in Jay Weinberg (Against Me, Madball, E-street Band) who learned all the songs and played an amazing set yesterday in Seattle. Kjetil is a hard drummer to replace, but Jay might just be the best replacement imaginable. Thanks Jay!!

For the chance to see rock royalty (well, at least son of rock royalty) play with one of the best live bands out there, check the remaining tour dates after the jump. Cancer Bats and Black Tusk will open. 

7 San Francisco, CA Slim’s**

8 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy**

9 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto**

11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s (Downstairs)

12 Dallas, TX Club Dada

13 Austin, TX Red 7

15 Nashville, TN Exit/In

17 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall**

18 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

19 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel**

20 Allston, MA Great Scott**

21 Montreal, QC Les Katacombes *

22 Toronto, ON The Wreck Room *

(note: * = w/Black Tusk only, ** = w/Cancer Bats only)