John 5 Drops off Yngwie Malmsteen Tour “Out of an Abundance of Caution”

Guitar maestro John 5 (Rob Zombie, David Lee Roth, ex-Marilyn Manson, etc.) has announced that he will no longer be participating in Yngwie Malmsteen’s upcoming U.S. tour “out of an abundance of caution” regarding the ongoing pandemic.

Says the guitarist in a statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances and out of an abundance of caution I am sad to announce that i will no longer be joining Yngwie on the upcoming US tour.

“The health concerns for artists and their crew that come with traveling extensively from city to city during this time have meant that myself and my team feel this is the best course of action to keep everybody on my tour team safe and well.

“I am certain that these Yngwie shows will be amazing, as they always are. I’m sorry i won’t be there to share my new music with you all. I’ll be back out on the road as soon as is safe and possible.”

John 5 will release his new solo album, Sinner, on October 29 via Big Machine Records. You can listen to the first single from “Qué Pasa” — featuring Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine — here.

Malmsteen, meanwhile, released a new album, Parabellum, in July.

Upcoming Yngwie dates w/o John 5:

11/18/2021 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre [tickets]
11/19/2021 Buffalo, NY – Showplace Theater [tickets]
11/20/2021 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater [tickets]
11/21/2021 Albany, NY – Empire Theatre [tickets]
11/23/2021 Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Hall [tickets]
11/24/2021 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC CENTER [tickets]
11/26/2021 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall [tickets]
11/27/2021 Newton, NJ – Newton Theater [tickets]
11/28/2021 Richmond, VA – The National [tickets]
11/30/2021 Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center [tickets]
12/1/2021 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs [tickets]
12/2/2021 Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theatre [tickets]
12/3/21 Detroit, MI – Diesel [tickets]
12/6/2021 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater [tickets]
12/8/2021 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Theater [tickets]
12/9/2021 Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club [tickets]
12/10/2021 Fresno, CA – Tower Theater [tickets]
12/11/2021 Montclair, CA – The Canyon Club [tickets]
12/12/2021 Santa Clarita, CA – Canyon Club [tickets]
12/14/2021 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater [tickets]
12/16/2021 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Hall [tickets]

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