KIKO LOUREIRO Extends His Absence From MEGADETH: “A Decision That Hasn’t Been Easy For Me”

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Megadeth‘s replaced Kiko Loureiro temporarily a few months ago, and now it seems Loureiro absence will prolong further into 2024, without being even clear if the guitarist will ever return to the band’s ranks or not.

In a statement posted by Loureiro on his social media, he said: “Dear Megadeth fans, I want to share with you a decision that hasn’t been easy for me.”

“In September, I had to step away from the U.S. leg of the tour for family reasons. Looking ahead, during 2024, we anticipate an even heavier touring schedule for Megadeth. After thorough reflection and discussions with Dave Mustaine and Megadeth‘s management, we have collectively agreed that it is the right move to extend my absence. I don’t want to hinder any of the band’s plans or the hard work of all the incredible people involved in the tour.”

“My nine years with Megadeth have been an unbelievable journey, filled with countless “pinch-me” moments. Unforgettable tours, a Grammy Award for “Dystopia,” a Grammy nomination, and various accolades for “The Sick, The Dying, and The Dead” are just a few of the highlights. It is hard to put into words the magnitude of these experiences. I am sure any heavy metal fan can appreciate how incredible it is to play and create music in a band you grew up listening to, and to share the stage with a guitar legend like Dave Mustaine, along with phenomenal musicians like James LoMenzo and Dirk Verbeuren, not to mention our incredible crew.”

“However, the most cherished aspect of these nine years has been getting to know the incredible army of devoted Megadeth fans around the world. Your dedication is inspiring, and I have immense admiration and respect for all of you.”

“Much love, see you soon!

We certainly wish Loureiro the best of luck with whatever he’s dealing with. He will be missed.


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