Scheduling conflicts are common and at times, unavoidable. This summer alone, we are expecting to see a lot of major tours including Slayer’s farewell, Ozzy’s farewell, Warped Tour’s last hurrah, as well as Metallica’s second leg, and many more. With that being said, A Perfect Circle has announced that Greg Edwards (Failure/Autolux) will be filling in for guitarist James Iha on their upcoming spring tour. Iha is unable to join the group on the road due to the reunited Smashing Pumpkins tour.
The band shared the following statement:
“As you most likely have heard, James Iha’s original band, the Smashing Pumpkins, have announced a Summer tour that James will be taking part in. Because James will be busy gearing up for that tour he won’t be able to join us for our upcoming tour dates. James’ temporary replacement will be none other than our longtime friend and one of our favorite guitar players, Greg Edwards (Failure/Autolux). We want to reiterate that this is a temporary situation and James remains a part of A Perfect Circle.”