Trivium frontman Matt Heafy will miss the next eight Trivium shows, because of he wants to spend time with his pregnant wife who’s expecting twins.

Matt Heafy has shared a statement on social media and revaled that who will replace him. Here’s the statement:

“I just had to fly back unexpectedly home to Orlando. As you know, my wife and I are expecting twins, and as you also know with pregnancy, there are no definitive answers on when things are happening, especially when it’s two.

So I had to get back. I took an emergency flight to get back home. I’m home now. We’re basically just on watch. It’s very weird for me to be on the best North American tour of my career, and then to have to fly home.

The plan was, obviously, to do the entire thing, but, thankfully, right now Howard Jones, Jared Dines and Johannes are all working together with Paolo [Gregoletto, bass], Corey [Beaulieu, guitar] and Alex [Bent, drums] to make the set happen.

And I truly believe that you guys are gonna get a once-in-a-lifetime show and I’m so upset to be missing it. But I was able to share the stage with Howard and Jared, and then share a souncheck with Johannes, and I know that the set’s gonna be absolutely incredible.”

Trivium’s new line-up without Matt Heafy

  • Jared Dines
  • Howard Jones
  • Johannes Eckerström
  • Paolo Gregoletto
  • Corey Beaulie
  • Alex Bent

The affected dates are:

  • 10/25 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
  • 10/26 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
  • 10/28 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
  • 10/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
  • 10/30 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
  • 10/31 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
  • 11/02 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
  • 11/03 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre