DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter has decided to opt out of the band’s upcoming European tour due to personal safety reasons.
The band are just wrapping up a North American run of dates with GOJIRA and are set to kick off their European tour on June 4 in Germany.
On Friday (May 20), Carpenter posted a video message to his Twitter saying that he will in fact not be joining DEFTONES for their upcoming international shows and also revealed his temporary replacement.
Stephen said in the video: “Hey, everyone, it’s Stef. As much as I would love to be on the road with my brothers right now playing for all of our incredible international fans, I have chosen to remain playing domestically for now. With everything going on in the world, I’m just not ready to leave home or the country yet. But for now, our great friend from Sacramento, Lance, will be fulfilling my duties. Give him some love. Have a great time. I wish I could see every one of you. Thanks for your understanding.”
Lance Jackman is known for his work in Sacramento bands EIGHTFOURSEVEN, HORSENECK and WILL HAVEN. Jackman has been playing second guitar on DEFTONES‘ current U.S. trek, which commenced on April 14 in Portland, Oregon.
DEFTONES released their most recent album, “Ohms”, last year.
— Deftones (@deftones) May 20, 2022