Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb is forced to sit out of the band’s upcoming U.S. tour with Plini and Covet. The group hasn’t gone into too much detail aside from mentioning he’s unavailable and that they support his decision.
The band issued the following statement:
“Regarding the HAIL STAN 2020 US Tour: We’re sorry to report that Mark is still unavailable to tour and will not be part of the US dates happening In January and February. We continue to support Mark and his decision, and we look forward to having him back on the road with us soon.”
We suspect the reason is a continuation for Holcomb’s unexpected leave of Periphery’s Netherlands and UK tour last month due to a “family matter.” Regardless of what the issue/emergency is, we hope things will get better for the guitarist.
Periphery have been touring in support of their new album, IV: Hail Stan, which was released in April. The record has appeared in year-end lists including Metal Insider contributor Matt Brown’s, and you can check that out here. These progressive metal giants have also made it to our best albums of the decade list and you can see where they’re ranked at this location.