PRO-PAIN - trennen sich von Gitarrist Tom Klimchuck


Hier die Statements der betroffenen Parteien:

"It is with great sadness that we bring to you (the fans) the following
news: Due to unexpected circumstances regarding some potentially serious
health issues, our long time lead guitarist and dear friend Tom Klimchuck
will unfortunately have to put his musical endeavors on ahold for at least
the foreseeable future. Although we all wanted so much for Tom to be able
to participate in the 20 Year Anniversary tours, we collectively decided
that it was too risky and that his health and family should take
precedent. Thankfully, (with Tom's blessing) we have found a replacement
in Adam Phillips (Indorphine) and so the tours will move forward as
planned. The fans can expect a great show, as we have quite an ambitious
set list lined up for them. A personal statement from Tom to the fans can
be expected shortly. In the meantime, we welcome Adam aboard and we wish
Tom a speedy and full recovery. Thank you all for your support during this
difficult time and transition, and special thanks to Tom for his many
years of flawless commitment to our beloved band (this tour's for you). We
hope to see you all at the gigs!!"


"Although thoroughly saddened by the realization that my time in Pro-Pain
is at its end, I look back with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and
pride. The band has been an absolute blessing to me. It has provided a
platform with which to fight the good fight, and bring inspiration through
commonality to people all around the world. All the while offering
countless, magical experiences that most can only dream of. I owe a
massive "Thank you!" to Gary, Marshall, Ricky, and Adam, as well as all
previous members, and crew past and present; my brothers. It has been a
privilege sharing the stage, and sharing so many incredible times with you
all. These are the fabric of our souls, and you are all irreversibly
woven into mine. A very special "Thank you." goes out to all the Pro-Pain
fans. It is a powerful thing to watch a large group of people, seemingly
strangers to one another, find common ground, and even inspiration in
something I have put my heart and soul into. This is the show you have
given me as I've looked out from the stage to all of you, and the gift you
have given me that I will have forever. I am eternally grateful."

- Tom Klimchuck