Last week we heard the sad news that Kix guitarist Ronnie Younkins checked into rehab. Addiction should never be taken lightly. It takes full control over someone’s life and these days, if you see someone is struggling, you should seek help for that person. And while Pentagram frontman Bobby Liebling has had his struggles with addiction in the past, they don’t appear to be over yet, as the band announced due that he’s unable to appear for their East Coast shows that kicked off last night in Baltimore Maryland.
The band shared the following:
“Due to circumstances that are beyond anyone’s control, that are a direct result of Bobby Liebling’s personal actions, he is unfortunately unable to appear alongside Pentagram for the spring string of East Coast concerts. The 4 dates affected are April 20th – Baltimore, MD, April 21st Richmond, VA, April 22nd New York City and April 23rd, Cambridge, MA.
Pentagram will be fulfilling these dates and our obligation to the fans and many people who’ve put time and money into setting up these gigs. We ask that you come out to celebrate this band’s legacy and music with us. The FULL LIVE SET performed will consist of classics and fan favorites. Our legendary and iconic guitar player and songwriter, Victor Griffin, will be performing the live vocals. The band will be available before and after the show for meet and greets, photos and questions. We look forward to seeing you at the shows!
Addiction recovery is a daily struggle. If you or your loved ones are affected, Pentagram and Phoenix House strongly encourages you to reach out for help. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment with a legacy spanning 50 years. There are facilities in every state of this tour as well as across the country. One can reach out to them at: 1-888-671-9392 or via their website: www.PhoenixHouse.org
Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, Pete Campbell”
It was just earlier this week that Amoeba Music had him show us what was in his bag. Here’s hoping that Liebling gets the help he needs.
With a sudden forced removal like this, we can only wish Liebling has a safe and healthy recovery.