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Thursday, March 22, 2012

DevilDriver Bassist Aaron "Bubble" Patrick Leaves The Hospital Following Near Death Experience - Statement From DEZ FAFARA Available!

As previously reported, DevilDriver bassist Aaron "Bubble" Patrick was hospitalized with pneumonia. After undergoing a series of tests, he was diagnosed with Streptococcus Pneumonia (a very serious condition). As a result, he is not part of the 2012 "Metalliance Tour" with his band DevilDriver. "Bubble's" former Bury Your Dead bandmate Chris Towing, is filling in for "Bubble"!

Yesterday (March 21), we had the chance to talk with DevilDriver's own Dez Fafara about "Bubble's" health status. This is what he had to say about it.

"Bubble left the hospital today, but needs to get a lot of rest following this terrible illness. Our concern right now is that "Bubble" fully recovers... when he arrived at the hospital the situation was very serious. It was touch and go for a few days. His mom was told that he might not make it. We in DevilDriver need to reassess the entire situation and see how we are going to do things in the future. I was surprised that "Bubble" suffered this illness, he is the fittest member of the band... He doesn't drink, he is straight edge. I think he may have caught the illness on the airplane when we were flying back from Australia. You never know if the person next to you is sick or not. I am very happy that "Bubble" is pulling through!"

We wish "Bubble" a quick and healthy recovery! Please kepe sending him your Metallic vibes!

Metalliance Tour, featuring DevilDriver, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, and Wretched.

- 3/22: Danvers, MA @ Palace Ballroom
- 3/23: Montreal, QC @ Le National
- 3/24: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
- 3/25: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
- 3/26: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
- 3/27: St Paul, MN @ Station-4
- 3/28: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
- 3/29: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
- 3/30: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
- 3/31: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
- 4/01: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
- 4/02: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
- 4/05: Oakland, CA @ The Pound
- 4/06: Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
- 4/07: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 4/09: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- 4/10: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
- 4/11: Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
- 4/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
- 4/15: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- 4/16: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
- 4/19: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
- 4/20: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- 4/21: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

Related links:
Metalliance Tour
Mosh Potatoes
eOne Music

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