Bullet For My Valentine bassist Jay James has temporarily pulled out of the band's current US tour to attend to a "private family matter".
"Bullet For My Valentine regret to inform their fans that bassist Jason James will be taking time off from their current North American fall tour," reads an official statement from the band's management. "James will be on leave from October 8 through October 17 attending to a private family matter and will rejoin the band on October 18 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
"No dates will be cancelled and Escape The Fate, Black Tide and Drive A will continue to open on all remaining dates. Calvin Roffey, a musician in his own right and BFMV guitar tech, will take over bass duties until James returns to the tour."
The band will tour the UK with Bring Me The Horizon in December. For full dates, and to buy tickets, see www.aloud.com.