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Drummer Garrett Whitlock will not be touring with Tremonti due to a necessary leave of absence for undisclosed personal reasons.

Excited fans of Tremonti are going to have to wait a couple of days longer for the band to hit to the road in support of their latest Napalm Records release, A Dying Machine.  Due to the unforeseen weather situation being created by Hurricane Florence, the start of the tour has been postponed. At this time, the September 13th show opening for Seether in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina at the House Of Blues has been canceled. Refunds for tickets for this date are available at the point of purchase. The headline show that was scheduled for September 14th in Greensboro North Carolina at the Cone Denim Entertainment Center has been rescheduled for October 13th and fans with tickets marked September 14th will be honored on the new date. Full tour information, VIP packages and ticket purchase links can be found at


Along with the news of the canceled dates, drummer Garrett Whitlock will not be touring with Tremonti due to a necessary leave of absence for undisclosed personal reasons. The Tremonti camp appreciates all of their fan support during this time and no other information will be forthcoming in regards to this matter. Drummer Ryan Bennett, a longtime friend of guitarist Eric Friedman, will be filling in on drums when the tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 15th.

The band’s latest studio album, A Dying Machine was released worldwide via Napalm Records on June 8th and stormed the US sales charts giving the group their fourth Top 10 on the Independent Current Album Chart. A Dying Machine landed at #2 on the Top Hard Music Albums, #3 on the Record Label Independent Current Album, #7 Top Internet, #12 Top Current Artists and #57 on the Billboard Top 200.  The album also shot up the iTunes chart hitting #3 on the Top Rock Albums and #6 on Top Overall Albums when it was released. The latest single “Trust” is currently impacting Active Rock radio. The album is available for purchase here:

A Dying Machine is the first concept album of Mark Tremonti’s career and the music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. The story takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. The novel for A Dying Machine that was written by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley has begun shipping to fans that pre-ordered the book. The release of the novel marks the first work of fiction completed by Tremonti, another career milestone for him. The book has been getting rave reviews from fans for the story and a limited number of first-pressing copies still remain. Fans that still want to order a copy of the novel can go to to purchase.

After two decades at the forefront of all things guitar, a GRAMMY® Award win, 40 million-plus units sold between Alter Bridge, Creed, and his eponymous Tremonti, and countless other accolades, Mark Tremonti once again summited an uncharted creative peak in 2018. For the very first time, the guitarist and singer crafted an immersive concept and accompanying novel for Tremonti’s fourth full-length album and first for Napalm Records, A Dying Machine. Since emerging in 2012, he and his bandmates—Eric Friedman [guitar, bass] and Garrett Whitlock [drums]—have built the foundation for such an ambitious statement. Their full-length debut All I Was bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and Top 30 of the Top 200. The 2015 follow-up Cauterize hit the #1 spot on the Top Rock Albums chart on iTunes when it was released. 2015 saw the frontman take home “Best Guitarist” at the Loudwire Music Awards just a year removed from his 2014 “Riff Lord” win at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. In between sold out headline gigs and festival appearances everywhere from Rock on the Range to Shiprocked!, 2016’s Dust maintained that momentum. With A Dying Machine, Tremonti reaches new heights like never before.


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