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Candlebox Undergo Major Line-up Change

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 9, 2015

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Drummer Scott Mercado and guitarist Peter Klett have officially left Candlebox, at least for the time being.

Mercado was a co-founder of the band with guitarist Kevin Martin while Klett was added about a year later to the lineup.

The break is reportedly amicable with Mercado and Klett going off to play with their other band, Lotus Crush. Klett said of the decision “It’s time. There is nothing greater than playing music you’ve created in front of fans who love it with their heart and soul. That is what we have done with Candlebox for 20-plus years. The wonderful people who have embraced us have done it with class. For that, Scott and I are extremely grateful.”

Kevin Martin, the current lead singer for Candlebox, said “I’m stoked that Pete and Scott are having such great success with Lotus Crush and their other projects. I wish them nothing but the best.”

Candlebox have a number of upcoming dates:

07/23 – Lake Charles, LA – L’Auberge du Lac
07/25 – St. Clair, MI – St. Clair Riverfest
07/30 – New Bedford, MA – Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
08/01 – Sturgis, SD – Easyriders Saloon
08/08 – Fort Bliss, TX – Ft. Bliss Army Base
08/15 – Glen Flora, WI – North Woods Rock Rally
08/21 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock
08/22 – Island Lake, IL – Sideouts Bands in the Sand
08/28 – Tacoma WA – Uncle Sams
08/29 – Central Point, OR – Lithia Motors Amphitheater
09/11 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino Amphitheater
09/19 – Cottonwood, AZ – Thunder Valley Rally


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