Per Nilsson To Take Fredrik Thordendal’s Place In Meshuggah On Upcoming Tour

Meshuggah will look a little different on their upcoming tour. The band has just announced that Fredrik Thordendal will NOT be joining them for the upcoming dates, as he will be taking a hiatus to focus on other things, which hopefully means a new solo record. The good news is that they didn’t cancel the trek. Instead, they’ve asked Swedish legend, Per Nilsson, to take Fredrik’s place on the upcoming run.

Here is Meshuggah‘s entertaining update on the whole situation: “So…we had to send our interdimensional Kazoospecialist Dr Thordendal on a mission to explore some interesting stuff. He’s been asking for this assignment for quite a while and it seems now is the time to realize his aspirations. This would however leave the rest of us unable to deliver our usual tonal obscenities for quite some time… and obviously we can’t have that! So we put our five blocks of wood together and came up with a brilliant plan that we thought would be productive, intelligent and artistically mature. We took some rolls of duct tape, a black hood, a sock with a cue ball and some rope and drove north from Stockholm in a sketchy van to fetch ourselves the prey we wanted, to fill the Kazoospot for a while. We won’t get into the messy details but we can now proudly present our interim Lead Kazooist for the duration of “The Thords” hiatus: PER NILSSON!! MAN he knows how to Kazoo!! You will meet him first time on our summer run in North America with Megadeth and be all the better for it!! Honestly, we could just send Per by himself but we decided the rest of us will tag along for moral support.

Megadeth, Meshuggah, TesseracT, Lillake Tour Dates:
6/23 – Big Flats, N.Y. @ Tags Summerstage
6/25 – Boston, M.A. @ House of Blues
6/27 – Philadelphia, P.A. @ The Fillmore
6/28 – Portsmouth, V.A. @ Portsmouth Pavilion
6/29 – Silver Spring, M.D. @ The Fillmore
6/30 – Columbus, O.H. @ Express Live
7/05 – Windsor, O.N. @ Colosseum at Caesars Windsor*
7/07 – Saint Charles, M.O. @ Family Arena
7/08 – Oklahoma, O.K. @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
7/09 – Houston, T.X. @ Revention Music Center
7/11 – Pittsburgh, P.A. @ Stage AE