FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s Jason Ward To Sit Out Upcoming Tour With TESTAMENT

January 26, 2013, 4 years ago

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Ward has released the following update:

“As you may have heard through the grapevine, I will not be touring with Flotsam for the upcoming North American tour in support of TESTAMENT. While I would like nothing more than to be out there doing what I love more than anything, I have too many personal commitments that need my attention at home including the care of my ailing father and family. The length and commitment of time to the tour is simply too great for me to participate considering the needs of my family at this time. Nevertheless, I want nothing but success for the tour and for Flotsam, and hopefully will be able to rejoin the band sometime in the future should my personal commitments to my family allow. Thank you all for your support! Hope you all enjoy the shows as much as I know I would.”

Jeff Barbaree will be filling the slot for the upcoming Testament tour.

The band comment on Ward’s absence: “We support and encourage Jason’s decision, as family is number one in our lives. We wish him well.”

Dates for the upcoming tour with Testament, OVERKILL and 4ARM can be seen below:


30 - The Filmore – San Francisco, CA*
31 - House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*


1 - The Marquee – Tempe, AZ*
2 - House of Blues – Hollywood, CA*
4 - Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM*
5 - Emo’s – Austin, TX
6 - House of Blues – Houston, TX
7 - House of Blues – Dallas, TX
9 - Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10 - The Filmore – Charlotte, NC
12 - The Filmore – Silver Spring, MO
13 - Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
14 - Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
15 - The Paramount – Huntington, NY
16 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
17 - Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
18 - Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
20 - Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
21 - The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
22 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
23 - First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
25 - The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
26 - In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
27 - Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
28 - Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

* Denotes Flotsam And Jetsam will not be playing

Flotsam And Jetsam recently uploaded footage of the band in rehearsal for the upcoming tour. Check out the videos below:

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