Danish hard rockers Volbeat have announced their drummer Jon Larsen has tested positive for COVID-19. After only three shows into their U.S. tour, the band was forced to cancel their January 28th show in Boise, ID, leaving Co-headliners Ghost and openers Twin Temple to play the show as planned without them. Volbeat have now revealed former Slayer drummer Jon Dette will step in for Larsen until he is cleared to resume touring with the group. Dette will be behind the drum kit tomorrow, January 29th, in Portland, OR.

The group issued the below statement:

“Boise Volfam: unfortunately this morning Jon tested positive for COVID, so we will have to cancel our appearance tonight at Idaho Center. Jon is asymptomatic and feeling fine, so we’re hopeful he will be back behind the kit soon. Ghost and Twin Temple are still playing, but refunds are available from your point of purchase if requested. In the meantime, our great friend and amazing drummer Jon Dette is dropping everything to meet up with us in Portland and will be filling in until our Jon is cleared to return, so we can resume the tour tomorrow night. Boise, we hope to be back soon. Please stay safe in the meantime!”


Watch the fan-filmed footage of Dette performing with Volbeat on Saturday, January 29th in Portland, OR below:



Remaining tour dates:

01/31 West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
02/02 Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
02/04 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
02/05 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
02/07 Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
02/08 Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center
02/10 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
02/11 Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
02/12 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
02/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
02/15 Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
02/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
02/18 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
02/19 Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
02/20 Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
02/21 St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
02/23 Independence, MO @ Cable Dahmer Arena
02/25 Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
02/26 Dallas, TX @ Fair Park Coliseum
02/28 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
03/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
03/03 Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center