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SPIRITBOX Splits With Bassist BILL CROOK, Ex-AS I LAY DYING Bassist Joins For Upcoming Shows

They're hitting the road this August.

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Spiritbox has parted ways with bassist Bill Crook. Crook played bass for Spiritbox between 2018 and present day, and will be filled in for by Josh Gilbert who recently parted ways with As I Lay Dying. According to a statement by Spiritbox, the split was mutual.

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"We are saddened to announce that Bill Crook will no longer be in Spiritbox. This decision was mutual and with no hard feelings. We ask that you respect his privacy on the matter and we wish him nothing but the best in the future. We would like to thank Josh Gilbert for giving us his time on such short notice to fill in with us."

Spiritbox has eight new songs in the works that are pretty different from Eternal Blue, according to vocalist Courtney LaPlante in a recent interview.

"They're really different to the songs on Eternal Blue," said vocalist Courtney LaPlante. "I think some people might even hate them. But that makes me excited. I thrive on negativity!"

"Eternal Blue spanned over two years. And so much happened over those years," added guitarist Mike Stringer. "Now we're different people with different tastes and it's nice to be able to sit down and be like, 'What do I want to hear? What do I enjoy?'"

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Spiritbox will hit the road with Ghost and Mastodon this August. Get those dates below.

8/26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego [Tickets]
8/27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena [Tickets]
8/30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center [Tickets]
8/31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena [Tickets]
9/2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center's Propst Arena [Tickets]
9/3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena [Tickets]
9/4 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena [Tickets]
9/6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena [Tickets]
9/8 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest (no Mastodon) [Tickets]
9/9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena [Tickets]
9/10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena [Tickets]
9/12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center [Tickets]
9/13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center [Tickets]
9/15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre [Tickets]
9/16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell [Tickets]
9/17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum [Tickets]
9/19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center [Tickets]
9/20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre [Tickets]
9/21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena [Tickets]
9/23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (w/ Carcass, no Mastodon) [Tickets]

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