IN FLAMES Performs In Argentina Without JESPER STRÖMBLAD; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES performing the song "Only For The Weak" on February 14, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be viewed below (clip uploaded by "lbarrera789").

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. The Mirror's Truth
02. Pinball Map
03. Leeches
04. Episode 666
05. Drifter
06. Colony
07. The Hive
08. Cloud Connected
09. Alias
10. Behind Space
11. Only For The Weak
12. Disconnected
13. Come Clarity
14. The Quiet Place
15. Move Through Me
16. Trigger
17. Take This Life
18. My Sweet Shadow

As previously reported, Jesper Strömblad, guitarist and founding member of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES, has been forced to sit out the group's tour of South America, Australia and Japan. Jesper has checked himself into a rehabilitation clinic in order to receive treatment for his alcohol addiction. On this tour, Niclas Engelin from the Swedish band ENGEL is filling in on guitar. Niclas has helped IN FLAMES on a couple of occasions in the past and is no stranger to the band's songs or the touring life.

Commented the group in a statement: "Jesper has struggled for some time with alcoholic abuse, and decided to sit this [tour] out in order to seek help and focus on rehabilitation and all that comes with it. We all talked about it and together with Jesper, we chose to ask our longtime friend Niclas Engelin, who helped us before, to complete the tour. We are all sad that it needed to come to this, but health comes first. This is something Jesper needed to do for himself and we wish Jesper all the best with his recovery and hope to have him back on the road with us again very, very soon!"

(Thanks: Noki666)


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