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The Acacia Strain Announce Two New Full-Time Members and Upcoming Tour Dates

The Acacia Strain


It is with excitement and zero negativity that Massachusetts’ favorite sons, The Acacia Strain, announce the addition of two new full time members, Devin Shidaker and Richard Gomez, both on guitar:

After many years of service, Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz will no longer be writing music for The Acacia Strain and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors. As a band who tours, it is very unfair to have people who have stuck by us and tell them that they have no say or can’t be an active participant. (Thank you for life Tony Diaz). As a band, our perspective is for all of us to be involved and be a team, not only on the road but for every aspect of the band and all be a part of it. Richie and Devin bring experience and passion to the table and offer a forward thinking perspective to this band which has been wanted and needed for some time. We plan on getting started right away with the writing process to give you some new songs soon, and of course a new album. We are excited to start this new chapter of  The Acacia Strain and look forward to seeing you all on tour!

Tour Dates

Jun 12          Piere’s Fort Wayne, IN                  ^^

Jun 13          WaterStreetMusic Hall    Rochester, NY    ^^

Jun 14          House of Blues        Atlantic City, NJ      ^^

Jun 15          D-TOX ROCK FEST   Montebello, Canada

Jun 16          State Theatre Portland, ME          ^^

Jun 18          The Palladium Downstairs Worcester, MA  ^^

Jun 19          Rams Head Live!     Baltimore, MD         ^^

Jun 20          The Norva Norfolk, VA      ^^

Aug 10         Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, Canada (w/ Avenged Sevenfold)

^^ (with Lamb of God, Decapitated)

Special thanks to Mike Cubillos