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CRADLE OF FILTH Parts Ways With Guitarist & Keyboardist

They've also announced their replacements for tour.


Cradle Of Filth has parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni. Replacing the duo for upcoming shows will be guitarist Donny Burbage and keyboardist Zoe Marie Federoff.

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"It is with the gravest of sadness that Cradle Of Filth announce the departure of guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni from the band's ranks," said vocalist Dani Filth.

"Due to other commitments Richard is passing his prestigious baton to newcomer Donny Burbage, who will be fulfilling guitar duties throughout the forthcoming US tour with Danzig, alongside Ashok and bassist Daniel Firth.

"We also say farewell to Anabelle and thank her for her awesome contribution on Existence Is Futile, her successor being the very talented singer/keyboardist Zoe Marie Federoff. As with Rich, the band wish Anabelle continued success in all her future endeavours."

Filth added that he respects the duo's personal choices, and looks forward to moving on.

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"Unfortunately it just is what it is. If someone feels that their tenure with the band has ended, then who am I to argue with that? We have to respect that people have personal commitments and/or sometimes find the career choice of being in a band like Cradle a tad overwhelming. That being said, the band are continuing as indefatigably as ever, with a slew of summer festival dates happening after the tour with Danzig in the US and Canada, plus further Autumn announcements to follow swiftly after. We also have another exciting announcement to share, but all in due course! Regardless of what befalls us, we stay FILTHY!"

Cradle Of Filth has the following tour dates coming up.

w/ Danzig & Crobot

5/5 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
5/7 Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena
5/8 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
5/10 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
5/11 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
5/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (Cradle Of Filth only)
5/14 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
5/15 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
5/17 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore at Harrah's
5/18 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
5/19 Austin, TX – Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater

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Cradle Of Filth only

5/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
5/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
5/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
5/25 Seattle, WA – Showbox
5/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
6/2 Joliet, IL – The Forge
6/3 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
6/4 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
6/6 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
6/7 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
6/9 Albany, NY – Empire Live
6/10 New Haven, CT – Toad's Place
6/11 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC

w/ Alcest

10/1 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
10/3 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
10/4 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
10/5 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/7 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
10/8 Bochum, GER – Matrix
10/9 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
10/10 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/12 Brno, CZE – Fleda
10/13 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
10/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
10/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
10/19 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/21 Barcelona, SPA – Razzamataz 1
10/22 Madrid, SPA – BUT Club
10/23 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
10/25 Rennes, FRA – L'etage
10/27 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
10/28 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/29 London, UK – Indigo at the O2

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