Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce will not join the band on this month's run of UK / European dates.
He's expecting the arrival of his baby daughter, and has decided to stay home to be around for the birth rather than go on tour.
In a message to fans, Ben said: "This is the first time I've not joined the guys and it's really saddening and a very strange feeling but I know they are going to be just fine and they are going to kill it."
He added: "I cannot wait to introduce you all to my little angel. I hope you guys understand why I can't be at the shows."
Ben also revealed the AA will announce a UK / EU tour in September, with dates set to take place early next year.
"Hey guys. So as you may be aware I won't be joining the lads on this short European run. This is the first time I've not joined the guys and it's really saddening and a very strange feeling but I know they are going to be just fine and they are going to kill it for you guys. The reason I can't be on this run is due to the fact that I am expecting the arrival of my baby girl any time now and as you all know, myself, the lads and this band has always lived by "family first". This is an incredibly exciting time in my life and I cannot wait to introduce you all to my little angel. I hope you guys understand why I can't be at the shows. I do, however, have the privilege of letting you guys know this early.....in September we will be announcing an incredible UK/European tour for the beginning of the year, so don't worry I am coming for you! Thank you all for your endless amount of love and support. I'll be at these few shows in spirit, give the guys all the love in the world and sing my parts at the top of your lungs. I'll see you all next year.
Love you guys,
Asking Alexandria hit the UK for a couple of headline shows next week, then hit Reading & Leeds Festival at the end of the month. It remains to be seen who will fill in for Ben on guitar.
15 - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
16 - LONDON Koko
26 - READING FESTIVAL
27 - LEEDS FESTIVAL
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