Slayer guitarist Gary Holt will sit out the rest of the European tour to tend to his father. Phil Demmel (Machine Head/Vio-Lence) guitarist will step in.
Per Holt’s Instagram post: “First things first, I want to say thank you to Berlin for the AMAZING show tonight!! BEST CROWD EVER! But what I’ve got to say has been very very hard for me these last ten days or so. My father is very near the end of his journey. I’ve been playing these last several shows with the heaviest of hearts. And with that heavy heart, I have to announce I am leaving the Slayer European tour. I must return home to help care for my dad in his final moments.”
We wish Gary and his family peace during this difficult time.