Drummer Dave Lombardo To Perform At Adelaide Festival
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo will join a series of exclusive 2014 Adelaide Festival concerts in Adelaide, Australia with avant-garde musician John Zorn.
Lombardo will perform with John Zorn and Bill Laswell as part of the Bladerunner trio, featuring in Zorn’s concert, Triple Bill. Artistic director David Sefton says: “With an already stellar list of artists for the Zorn in Oz concerts, I’m just thrilled to announce the addition of another superstar, Dave Lombardo.”
Bladerunner originally debuted in 2000 as a quartet with guitar player Fred Firth.
“This lineup went on to tour select venues around Europe, with Zorn masterfully leading the heavyweight improvising band to create music both urgent and succinct, scrambled and ferocious, lush and atmospheric,” the Adelaide Festival said in a statement.
The Zorn concerts will take place in the Festival Theatre March 11-15, 2014, and incorporate everything from classical compositions, to rock, a cappella and Brazilian percussion.
Lombardo sat out Slayer’s Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (Testament, Anthrax). Dave has since been replaced in the band by Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the group.