TIMES OF GRACE — the new project that reteams KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist and producer extraordinaire Adam Dutkiewicz with original KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach — has solidified the touring lineup for its forthcoming debut tour this February. The core of the band is Leach on vocals and Dutkiewicz on guitars/vocals, and they will be supported by guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Daniel Struble and drummer Dan Gluszak.
Stroetzel is a familiar name to TIMES OF GRACE fans, as he is also guitarist for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, alongside Adam, and is an original member who played with Leach while he was singing in KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Stroetzel's involvement in TIMES OF GRACE was a happy accident, as he assisted his former and current bandmates when they recorded acoustic performances for iTunes and Sirius XM's Liquid Metal late last year. TIMES OF GRACE was on the hunt for a live guitarist and Stroetzel just clicked, so he decided to once again pitch in for his friends and act as their touring guitarist. Struble is the former singer of FIVE POINTE O, a long ago labelmate of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, while Gluszak is the former drummer of ENVY ON THE COAST.
"I am honored to work with such quality people and solid musicians and I can already see the synergy developing and it is very exciting. I truly feel blessed," Leach said about the touring lineup.
TIMES OF GRACE will embark on its inaugural tour, beginning February 1 in Baltimore, Maryland and wrapping up in its native Boston, Massachusetts on February 27. STRAIGHT LINE STITCH and WAR OF AGES will round out the bill, making for an evening of eclectic hard rock and metal.
TIMES OF GRACE's debut album, "The Hymn Of A Broken Man", was released on January 18 via Roadrunner Records.