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Trivett Wingo leaves The Sword, all tour dates canceled

13 October 2010 No Comment

The Sword issued the below Press Release on their website swordofdoom.com October 11, 2010

On the heels of the cancellation of their European tour, Austin, TX’s The Sword are also regretfully canceling the remainder of their scheduled US dates due to the departure of their drummer, Trivett Wingo. The split is amicable and both Trivett and the rest of the band wish each other the best of the luck with their respective plans. The Sword are already working diligently to reschedule their European and US dates.

Trivett explains:
“It is with deep sadness that I am announcing my departure from The Sword. After nearly seven years and some of the most amazing adventures of a lifetime, I have arrived at a place where I am physically and emotionally unable to continue on as part of The Sword. If I could go any further, I would as I love the music and JD, Bryan and Kyle are people that I deeply respect, but I have reached a point where I just can’t do this anymore. I would like to thank the wonderful people who made this experience what it has been: the fans, the people that I have worked and all of the bands and musicians that have inspired me over the years. I thank you and apologize for any disappointment that this may cause anyone, not least of which The Sword.” – Trivett Wingo

Here is an official statement from The Sword:
“We wish Trivett nothing but the best, and it is with heavy hearts that we bid him farewell. He is a phenomenal musician and has been an integral part of this band’s success. He helped to lay the foundation that we will continue to build upon, and we wouldn’t be where we are without him. We wish he could continue the adventure with us, but we understand that the life of a touring musician is not for everyone. It’s been a hell of a ride, and we’re sad to see this part of the journey end. The show must go on, though, and will be back on the road as soon as humanly possible.” – JD, Kyle & Bryan

UPDATED swordofdoom.com October 13, 2010

“Kyle, Bryan, and I would like to make clear to The Sword’s fans our disappointment and frustration at not being able to finish the U.S. tour. Trivett’s departure was extremely abrupt, and we were simply unprepared to finish the tour without him. We considered trying to find a fill-in drummer for the remaining shows, but it was ultimately decided that no one could realistically learn an hour and a half of music in two or three days and play it well enough to live up to the extremely high standard set by Trivett. Believe us, canceling the tour was the last thing we wanted to do, but there was simply no way for us to continue. We’d like to apologize to anyone who drove hours and hours or took the next day off work only to find out that the show was canceled. If there was anyway we could’ve played, we would have. We’re currently in Austin regrouping and are doing everything we can to reschedule the tour as soon as possible.”

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