Bobby Burns Leaves SOULFLY; Johnny Chow To Fill In For Upcoming Tours

SOULFLY has confirmed the departure of bassist Bobby Burns, which he revealed on Twitter yesterday. In the band’s confirmation, it was stated that the split was completely amicable.

For upcoming touring events, the band has recruited FIREBALL MINISTRY‘s Johny Chow, who also plays with SOULFLY‘s Max Cavalera in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY.

Visit the band’s website for all the latest touring information:

SOULFLY Guitarist Marc Rizzo to Tour with PRIMER 55

SOULFLY Guitarist Marc Rizzo will be going on tour with SOULFLY bandmate Bobby Burns with Burns’ band, PRIMER 55. The three month tour starts today.

Tour dates:
12 Saint Petersburg, FL Boomer’s
16 Pittsburg, KS Foxtown City Limits
17 Wichita, KS Lizard Lounge
18 Kansas City, MO The Hurricane
19 Sioux City, IA Eagles Club
20 Cedar Falls, IA Reverb
21 Madison, WI Dry Bean Saloon
23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
25 Alsip, IL O’Malleys
27 Sandusky, OH The Underground
28 Columbus, OH Billiard Club

1 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Café
2 Baltimore, MD The Black Hole
4 Virginia Beach, VA Gil’s
9 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks
14 Fort Wayne, IN Legends
15 Flint, MI Machine Shop
16 Clinton Township, MI T.N.T’s Bar & Grill
17 Huntington, WV Paradox
20 Fayetteville, NC Jesters Pub
24 Metairie, LA Keystones
27 Port St. Lucie, FL The Mojo Room
30 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern

6 Houston, TX Roc Bar
9 Tempe, AZ The Sets
12 Malibu, CA Malibu Inn
14 San Jose, CA Nova Hall
15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
16 Seattle, WA El Corazon
17 Spokane, WA Bourbon Street
18 Bozeman, MT Filling Station/ VFW
19 Billings, MT F.O.E.

SOULFLY: Soul World Order

As the world’s only true world (music) metal band, SOULFLY has been breaking down barriers and expanding the scope of metal since 1997. Band leader Max Cavalera‘s unique yet influential style has helped establish their own niche in the metal world incorporating tribal music of his native Brazil, reggae, dub, punk, thrash, and death metal. His pioneering efforts with SEPULTURA help put Brazil on the metal map, and in turn, has given him and SOULFLY the opportunity to bring their music to all parts of the world. APESHIT caught up with Max during SOULFLY‘s latest U.S. tour to learn more about his musical roots, connecting with fans, and his special art of guitar riffing.

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