Metal heroes Killswitch Engage's enigmatic guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has been forced to leave band's successful run as stand-out performers on the Vans Warped Tour due to health reasons. Adam underwent back surgery in early 2007 and in order to fully recover, his doctors have advised leaving the tour and continuing with daily physical therapy.

The band will carry on as a four-piece, with their guitar tech Josh Mihlek filling in for Adam on select songs. After playing with this line-up on the July 31st Milwaukee and August 1st Cincinnati Warped dates, the band feels confident that this solution works well and will allow them to finish the tour. The Vans Warped tour has three weeks left; dates are as follows:

8/02/07 Tower City Amphitheatre Cleveland, OH
8/03/07 Tweeter Center Camden, NJ
8/04/07 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY
8/05/07 Raceway Park Manalapan, NJ
8/07/07 Verizon Wireless Music Ctr Noblesville, IN
8/08/07 Post-Gazette Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
8/09/07 Tweeter Center Mansfield, MA
8/10/07 Darien Lakes Darien Center, NY
8/11/07 Molson Park Barrie, ONT
8/12/07 Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, QUE
8/14/07 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO
8/15/07 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS
8/17/07 Idaho Center Amphitheater Nampa, ID
8/18/07 The Gorge George, WA
8/19/07 Columbia Meadows St. Helens, OR
8/20/07 Vibes Medford, OR
8/22/07 Selland Arena Fresno, CA
8/23/07 Sleep Train Amphitheater Marysville, CA
8/24/07 Coors Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
8/25/07 Home Depot Center Carson, CA

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