Pentagram have announced that they will be heading out their European tour without Bobby Liebling, due to him being in a “detention center.” This news comes after the band previously performed without him due to his “personal actions.” According to records from the District Court Of Maryland, Liebling was arrested for first-degree assault and one count of physical abuse of a “vulnerable adult,” as well as two counts of abuse against a “vulnerable adult.”
Pentagram issued the following statement:
“As was the case for the recently completed US shows, vocalist Bobby Liebling will not appear with Pentagram for previously booked European dates this summer.
To elaborate, Bobby called on April 17 saying he had been admitted to the hospital. He called again on April 19, this time after being transferred to a Maryland detention facility. He’s now awaiting a preliminary hearing at which time it will be determined if a follow-up on any alleged charges are necessary. An update will be published when information is available. The band will be fulfilling all currently booked appearances with 36-year mainstay guitarist Victor Griffin performing all vocals.
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE BAND
The outpouring of support on our recent US dates was outstanding! Your energy was matched ten-fold and encouraged us to carry on and deliver what many have called, even by skeptics, some of the best Pentagram performances they’ve seen. Thank you!
We have the best fans in the world and if not for you, the legacy of this band would have died long ago. We won’t let you down now. The music lives on and as we move forward, we reiterate the lyrics of “Curious Volume“:
“In this venture death waits in the shadows, but in survival the volume won’t die!”
Victor, Greg, & Pete“